WALMART buyers have expressed their displeasure with one of the recent changes at the store.
The supermarket is popular all over the world for its low prices and large stock.
So when Walmart makes a change, people notice it right away.
This is the case with the store’s new packaging and customers are not happy with it.
“Walmart is slowly transitioning from cardboard to plastic packaging for its pasta,” one Redditor wrote, along with a picture of several boxes of elbow noodles, in both plastic and cardboard packaging.
Responses that followed the post criticized Walmart for the change, saying, “There’s so much not to like, where do you start?”
“We’re on the wrong track,” wrote another user.
“Boo, you’d hope the swap was the other way around,” added one Redditor.
Some people gave possible reasons for the change.
“So that they can switch back to cardboard next year and call it ‘New sustainable packaging!’ can market. “We care about the planet,” wrote one angry customer.
Another person who claimed to work in the packaging industry provided insight into the situation.
“I work in the packaging industry. There have been intermittent paper shortages since COVID,” they wrote
“It’s getting a little better now, but I’ve seen a lot of brands switch from paper to cheap overseas plastic. [as] as opposed to paying a few cents more per unit to have it made domestically from paper.
The US Sun reached out to Walmart to find out if the plastic packaging will remain or is just a temporary switch.
BIG CHANGES AT WALMART
During an annual investor meeting in Tampa, Fla., Walmart announced plans to add automation to 65 percent of its stores.
Executives call the updates “intelligent changes” and rely on technical innovations.
According to a company release, Walmart said it will “transform its supply chain” to meet customer needs through the use of data, smarter software and automation.
The company’s goal is to improve inventory accuracy and better understand customer habits in-store, pickup and delivery.
Walmart also shared plans to reduce the need for lower-paying jobs.
“When the changes are rolled out across the organization, one of the things that will be created is jobs that require less physical labor but have higher pay,” the filing reads.
“Over time, the company anticipates higher throughput per person due to automation, while maintaining or even increasing headcount as new roles are created,” the filing continues.
This is just one of many changes Walmart is making to create a better environment for everyone.
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