TRURO - The Truro Wal-Mart is one of 175 stores in the chain to extend its holiday shopping hours.
To help last-minute shoppers prepare for the holiday, the earliest Easter since 1818, Wal-Mart Canada is extending its holiday hours in nearly 60 per cent of its locations.
"We expect to see more last-minute shopping this year and are responding to customer need," said Jim Thompson, Wal-Mart Canada's senior vice president of operations.
Stores will be open two extra hours; one hour early (7 a.m.) and closing later (11 p.m.) on Thursday, March 20 and Saturday, March 22.
This is the first time the company has introduced extended Easter store hours. In recent years, Wal-Mart Canada has tested extended hours during busy retail periods such as Christmas and back-to-school.
Easter is the Number 2 holiday for food spending and confectionery purchases and the third busiest shopping time of the year.