Wal-Mart cutting number of stores open 24 hours, is examining stores' hours in each market to ensure hours are consistent with consumers' shopping habits

LOS ANGELES , October 31, 2011 () – Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is cutting the number of stores open 24 hours, closing them from midnight to 6 a.m., the Indianapolis Star reported Oct. 30.

In the last year, stores in Baltimore, Fayetteville, North Carolina, Indianapolis and Montgomery, Alabama, have ended 24-hour service, according to the newspaper.

According to a Wal-Mart spokesperson quoted in the story, the company is examining its stores market by market to confirm that "the hours are consistent with what our customers are doing. Some stores, customers do tend to shop at off hours. Some they don't."

The primary source of this article is the Indianapolis Star, Indianapolis, Indiana, on Oct. 30, 2011.

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