NEW YORK (AP) - A Walmart official says the company is closing 63 Sam’s Club stores across the country. About 10 of those stores will be re-purposed into e-commerce distribution sites.
The official said at least eight stores closed Thursday and the rest would shutter in the coming weeks. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss details of the decision publicly.
The closures came on the same day that Walmart announced it would boost its starting salary for U.S. workers to $11 an hour and hand out one-time cash bonuses.
The Walmart official said it would too soon to know how many jobs would be eliminated with the Sam’s Club closures. He said some employees would be re-hired at other Walmart locations or at the newly created e-commerce distribution sites.
Locations closing in Arizona:
- 2425 E. Florence Blvd, Casa Grande, AZ 85194
- 5757 E. State Route 69, Prescott Valley, AZ 86314
- 1375 S. Arizona Ave, Chandler, AZ 85286
- 15255 N. Northsight Blvd, Scottsdale, AZ 85260
After a thorough review of our existing portfolio, we’ve decided to close a series of clubs and better align our locations with our strategy. Closing clubs is never easy and we’re committed to working with impacted members and associates through this transition.— Sam's Club (@SamsClub) January 11, 2018
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