A Walmart in Bedford, Ohio on Jan. 28, 2016, its last day of business.
Photo: NICHOLAS ECKHART
Photo: NICHOLAS ECKHART

Photos: Wal-Mart store on its last day of business

Wal-Mart announced last month that it would close 269 of its stores in the U.S. and globally in an attempt to "ensure assets were aligned with strategy."

All of the stores, were scheduled to close by Jan. 28. Displaced workers were expected to be transferred to nearby locations, according to a statement released by the company.

>> Read more trending stories

Retail photographer Nicholas Eckhart captured a Wal-Mart Supercenter in Bedford, Ohio, on Jan. 28, the store's last day of business.

Have a look around:

Shoppers take advantage of the massive clearance sale — 75 percent off most merchandise.

Most departments were barren, but a few late shoppers continue to browse.

The cosmetics aisle is nearly empty.

 

Just a few stray items remain in the toys and games aisle.

 

Shoppings look through the last of the clothing in the women's department.

Produce and other grocery items are completely gone.

 

 

 

Shelves and displays that were once stocked full of books, magazines and electronics are in disarray.

 

 

 

 

There was plenty of holiday merchandise to be found.

Shoppers head to check-out to make their final purchases.

Click here to see more of Eckhart’s Wal-Mart photos.

Thank you for reading the Springfield News-Sun and for supporting local journalism. Subscribers: log in for access to your daily ePaper and premium newsletters.

Thank you for supporting in-depth local journalism with your subscription to the Springfield News-Sun. Get more news when you want it with email newsletters just for subscribers. Sign up here.

All photos contributed by Nicholas Eckhart.

X