BENTONVILLE, AR - The world’s largest retailer will be the latest to require all customers to wear masks in all of the company's U.S. stores, despite no federal mandate to wear a mask, starting next week.

"To help bring consistency across stores and clubs, we will require all shoppers to wear a face covering starting Monday, July 20. This will give us time to inform customers and members of the changes, post signage and train associates on the new protocols," says a Walmart statement.

Walmart says they will also convert all stores to utilize only a single entrance.  "We know this is a simple step everyone can take for their safety and the safety of others in our facilities," says a Walmart statement.