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  • Ralph
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    As a long time shareholder, I never thought twice about the opening hours of the store until I attempted to become a client.

    What a nightmare that was for my family and I. I consider myself an average homeowner, mid 30s, 2 kids, a wife and a 9-5 job (we both work).

    On my first attempt, I arrived at 8pm on a Thursday, assuming they would be open like any other store, and they were not.

    On my second attempt, the following day, I had made a plan. I would finish work, rush to the daycare to get the kids, serve them up a frozen pizza and get to the store for 6:30pm latest. That would leave me 30mins to look around. Not great, but better than nothing.

    The plan fell to pieces – It just doesn’t work, not with the 2 kids, traffic, and a stop to fill up the gas along the way. I arrived at 7:00, just as they locked the doors.

    As a die-hard shareholder, I did end up making my order – on a Saturday, after my kid’s swimming lessons. The store was quite busy with other people who probably encountered the same problem as me and, to be honest, this affected the experience. The staff was a bit overwhelmed and couldn’t spend the time with my wife and I that we would have liked..

    My suggestion to management is to keep those stores open a few hours longer, at least on Thursday/Friday evening (9pm).

    All other large chains do it for a reason, and most clients expect it.

    Tom
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    They need longer hours to take care of the morning Pro buyers and the evening retail buyers. I’m shocked to learn that their hours are so short. No wonder the competition is kicking their ass.

    RebuildLLAdmin
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    A key component of our plan is to increase store hours to drive higher sales, transactions and traffic. It is a simple process of aligning the company objectives with the consumer needs.

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