Walmart stores in Minnesota are the latest to stop offering price matching in stores, a policy that has been expanded to 800 of its 5,000 stores nationwide in the past year, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
The brick-and-mortar giant has moved to an emphasis on “always low prices,” a Walmart spokesperson told Retail Dive last year.
The retailers this year also began instituting incentives to buy online and pick up in store. Some 10,000 items are eligible for the discount and are marked as such online, with discounts varying. The Pickup Discount is only available for online orders picked up at stores within the lower 48 states.
Walmart appears to be swimming against the tide when it comes to price-matching. Target, Bed Bath & Beyond, Best Buy, Home Depot, Lowe’s, J.C….