Walmart is abruptly closing several Sam's Club stores and laying off thousands of workers, and no one knows why
Sam's Club is closing stores. AP
- Walmart is abruptly closing 63 Sam's Club locations across the US, the company told Business Insider. Some stores were closed on Thursday. Others will close at a later date.
- Employees were not informed of the closures ahead of the time, according to reports.
Walmart is closing 63 Sam's Club stores across the US, the company told Business Insider.
Several stores were abrupty closed Thursday. In some cases, employees were not informed of the closures prior to showing up to work on Thursday.
Instead, they learned that their store would be closing when they found the store's doors locked and a notice announcing the closure, according to reports.
Other affected stores will remain open for several weeks before closing permanently.
Sam's Club offered an explanation on Twitter, however, saying, "After a thorough review of our existing portfolio, weâve decided to close a series of clubs and better align our locations with our strategy. Closing clubs is never easy and weâre committed to working with impacted members and associates through this transition."
The closures come on the same day that Walmart announced it was raising starting hourly wages to $11, expanding employee benefits, and offering workers bonuses of up to $1,000.
Here's a list of closures rounded up from local media reports and Sam's Club employees that contacted Bus iness Insider. The list will be updated as we learn of additional locations.
- 8801 Old Seward Hwy, Anchorage, AK 99515
- 17835 Gale Ave, City of Industry, CA 91748
- 12540 Beach Blvd, Stanton, CA 90680
- 69 Pavilions Dr, Manchester, CT 06042
- 355 FL-436, Fern Park, FL 32730
- 5135 S Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33611
- 2994 Turner Hill Rd, Lithonia, GA 30038
- 501 N Randall Rd, Batavia, IL 60510
- 21430 S Cicero Ave, Matteson, IL 60443
- 900 S Barrington Rd, Streamwood, IL 60107
- 1055 McHenry Rd, Wheeling, IL 60090
- 808 S Illinois Rte 59, Naperville, IL 60540
- 460 S Weber Rd, Romeoville, IL 60446
- 3015 W 86th St, Indianapolis, IN 46268
- 10859 E Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46229
- 4024 Elkhart Rd #1, Goshen, IN 46526
- 9598 Cortana Pl, Baton Rouge, LA 70815
- 9750 Reisterstown Rd, Owings Mills, MD 21117
- 81 International Dr S, Budd Lake, NJ 07828
- 2649 Erie Blvd E, Syracuse, NY 13224
- 720 Fairmount Ave, Jamestown, NY 14701
- 700 Elmridge Center Dr, Rochester, NY 14626
- 1600 Marketplace Dr, Rochester, NY 14623
- 4825 Marburg Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45209
- 9570 Fields Ertel Rd, Loveland, OH 45140
- 1805 Getwell Rd, Memphis, TN 38111
- 1615 S Loop W , Houston, TX 77054
- 13331 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77077
- 901 S Grady Way, Renton, WA 98057
- 1101 Outlet Collection Way, Auburn, WA 98001
- 13550 Aurora Ave N, Seattle, WA 98133
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