Walmart is closing 63 Sam's Club locations

Share

Walmart is abruptly closing some of its Sam's Club stores nationwide, including a Richmond-area location.

Sam's Club posted one such alert, referred to as a WARN notice, to the IN state government's website. The changes will kick in February and are expected to impact 1 million US employees.

Walmart also closed a Neighborhood Market store on the city's North East side last month. But he said the company would have issued them "where appropriate". All workers were notified of the closure by Federal Express overnight or certified mail on Thursday, the company said.

Jessica Buckner, an audit team lead at the Sam's Club location in the Tikahtnu Commons, said all Alaska stores are closing as part of a larger downsizing across the United States.

Eventually, a manager vouched that he was an associate and he was allowed inside, Corona said.

8News has learned that the Sam's Club on Laburnum Avenue in eastern Henrico County will close its doors for good on January 26.


Another employee said he was upset to learn of the sudden closure with no notice in advance. "I'm a lot disppointed", said shopper Bonita Miller. "What they're doing is absolutely wrong".

Walmart says it will convert some of the Sam's Clubs into e-Commerce centers that will hopefully speed up online orders.

"We built a brand new handsome store in Menomonee Falls, which is close to West Allis and many customers started going there", he said.

Sam's Club has confirmed the company will close a "series of clubs", but it's still unclear which stores will be closing. At least two locations in Houston closed without notice to employees, news station KHOU reported.

This report contains material from The Associated Press. The reform reduces the corporate tax rate from 35% to 21% and includes other provisions that benefit businesses and are meant to spur investment. After that the company will work with Indiana's Board of Pharmacy to work though the next steps.

Furner explained in the statement that Walmart will provide support for employees who are losing jobs.

Share