Wal-Mart Stores, the nation’s largest retailer, announced on Tuesday that it will no longer sell any room divider systems in its Green Room store, citing “safety concerns.”
In an email to employees, the company said that it had “received safety concerns” related to the use of room dividings in the store’s “most popular and popular use” areas.
The company said the company would continue to work with local jurisdictions to improve the system’s security, adding that it was reviewing its options.
The decision follows the shooting deaths of three people at a Texas Walmart on Friday and the shooting death of a man in North Carolina on Sunday.
Walmart, which is a leading proponent of room-based security systems in the United States, said it was working with the police department in both states to implement additional security measures in the event that a shooter does target its Green Rooms.
The Green Room is a large, open space where customers can interact with customers and staff, including people who have not been selected for screening, according to the company.
It is also a popular place for people to shop and socialize, which makes it a prime target for potential attackers.
“The Green room is a popular location for guests to shop, socialize and meet friends and family,” Walmart said in a statement on Tuesday.
“The safety of our guests and employees remains our top priority.”
Walmart has had a reputation for being lax on security.
In December, a man armed with a rifle killed five people in a parking lot outside a store in California.