Walmart in Derby not allowed in-person sales of non-essential items

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DERBY — The Agency of Commerce and Community Development has directed large “big box” retailers, such as Walmart in Derby, to cease in-person sales of non-essential items in order to reduce the number of people coming into the stores.

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The new measures went into effect today, and aisles were closed off.

Gov. Phil Scott’s executive order allows only essential businesses to continue in-person sales, including hardware stores, pharmacies, grocery stores, fuel products, and supplies or agricultural equipment.

As of today, box stores must cease the in-person sale of items not listed in the executive order.

This includes arts and crafts, beauty, carpet and flooring, clothing, consumer electronics, entertainment, furniture, and sports equipment.

According to the order, these items may still be purchased by phone with curbside pickup or online.

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