As the economy continues to weaken and consumer confidence declines, the world’s largest retailer is offering shoppers a second chance at saving big.
Albertson’s and Walmart’s “Walmart Xchange” is offering $5 off everything on sale through Dec. 7, with more discounts to be added, the retailer announced Friday.
The discount will last through Jan. 5, and can be used at stores nationwide.
“I’m pleased to announce that the Walmart Xchange will now offer $5 back on all eligible purchases from Jan. 3 through Jan 5,” AlberTSon’s chief executive officer, Mike Ruppel, said in a statement.
“We know that millions of consumers are looking for a way to save money on their groceries.
We want to encourage them to take advantage of this opportunity to get a new start.”
Walmart, which is headquartered in Bentonville, Ark., has faced criticism for the quality of its goods and service in the past.
In January, for example, shoppers complained about a $4.99 bag of chicken breast that did not come with a cooking spray.
In November, shoppers protested after Walmart’s food trucks were unable to serve food to their customers in stores.
Walmart has defended the quality and quantity of its products, saying its suppliers are responsible for ensuring the safety and quality of their products.
Walmart did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
The new program is expected to increase Walmart’s market share of grocery shopping.
In 2015, the company took over a third of the grocery market in the U.S., and the company has continued to increase its market share in the market.
The company is also facing pressure from competitors in the fast-food and home delivery space.
Alberson’s has been criticized for its high prices and poor customer service, and it recently filed for bankruptcy protection.
In October, Walmart announced it was selling about 50 percent of its U.K. retail operations.
The retailer also announced it would be closing its largest U.C. Berkeley store, a store that sold items like clothing, toys and accessories.