WASHINGTON (DC News Now) — From the shelves to the staff stocking the aisles, the H Street Walmart appears to have recovered from a refrigeration glitch earlier this week. Some called the incident a one-off problem, while food shortages were a consistent problem, leaving shoppers wondering why it wasn’t as stocked as other stores in the district.
At Walmart on H Street, shoppers have mixed feelings after a refrigerator malfunction left shelves empty for weeks.
John Meharrick explains that he only shops at Georgia Avenue Walmart, even though there is an H Street store near his house in Foggy Bottom. He explains that the store’s refrigeration equipment has run out at least four times in the last five months, and that he doesn’t seem to have enough stock of various food items.
“Unfortunately, they have a daily habit of shutting down the refrigeration section. That’s the bulk of the store: the freezer section,” explained Mehalic. [Georgia Avenue] Get what you need at Walmart. “
A Walmart spokesperson told DC News Now that it was alerted to the malfunction on Sunday.They explained that repairs were underway despite Sunday’s phone calls of concern. , says food shortages in the place are nothing new
One shopper explained to DC News Now reporter Katie Rhee that she would never shop at H Street Walmart and would rather go to other stores like Riggs Road and Georgia Avenue.
She expresses frustration that the stores don’t seem to be fully stocked like other places, and people in the street corridors move to get what they need at affordable prices. I said no need.
Donnell Wade, who regularly shop at H Street Walmart, said her refrigeration system broke down before Christmas. He explained that he received no guidance or explanation from Walmart staff. I had to find a new grocery store until I found out that the refrigeration system had been fixed.
Other shoppers say this is not the norm in their stores and believe the shortage may be the result of a malfunction. I explained I hadn’t seen one, but stores usually have about 80% stock.
There have been claims from shoppers who spoke with DC News that the refrigeration malfunction at H Street Walmart is not the first incident at that store. but no reply yet.