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Check Out Line: How do I get to the closest Walmart?

December 18, 2009

wmtCheck out what has emerged as a hot online search term as the days remaining to buy holiday gifts quickly dwindle.

According to Hitwise,  last week searches for store locators reached their second highest peak since the week of Thanksgiving and Black Friday.  For the week ending Dec. 12, searches for store locators  jumped 77 percent.

And just which stores were shoppers trying to locate?

Searches for ‘walmart store locator’ were the most popular and received 4.6 time more clicks than the 2nd ranked term –which was ‘marshalls store locator’.

 Staples, Target and Toys R Us rounded out the  top 5 store locators that drew shopper searches.

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(Photo: Reuters)


It’s hard to imagine people not knowing where the closest walmart is…

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