Walmart Abruptly Closes Dozens of Sam's Club Stores Throughout US

January 11, 2018Jan 11, 2018

According to Business Insider, Walmart is now closing 63 Sam's Club stores throughout the United States. Several stores were closed very abruptly on Thursday. In several cases, employees weren't even informed of the closure prior to showing up at work. 


Rather than learning about the closing of these stores ahead of time, they learned after showing up to work and finding the doors locked and notice informing that of the closure. 

Ten of the closing stores will be turned into e-commerce distribution centers. Employees at these stores will, unfortunately, have to reapply for positions at those locations. the remaining stores will stay open for several more weeks, but will then close permanently. All stores impacted were suddenly removed from Sam's Club's website on Thursday morning.

On Thursday, Sam's Club went to Twitter to explain the massive closure of stores. 


"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," they said. "Closing clubs is never easy and we're committed to working with impacted members and associates through this transition."

Interestingly, the closures came on the very same day that Walmart announced that they will be raising hourly wages to $11 and giving bonuses of $1,000. You can read more about this in our story published earlier today

It is not necessarily the case that the money for bonuses and pay raises came from the closing of these stores. To the contrary, the Sam's Club store closes have been under consideration for many months.

Here is a list compiled by Business Insider of the stores that will be closing: 

8801 Old Seward Hwy, Anchorage, AK 99515

48 College Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99701

3900 Grants Mill Rd, Irondale, AL 35210

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

3360 El Camino Ave, Sacramento, CA 95821

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

6600 44th Ave, Moline, IL 61265

808 S Illinois Rte 59, Naperville, IL 60540

900 S Barrington Rd, Streamwood, IL 60107

1055 McHenry Rd, Wheeling, IL 60090

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

340 E. Edgewood Boulevard, Lansing, MI 48911

3745 Louisiana Ave S, St Louis Park, MN 55426

 2800 27th Ave S, Moorhead, MN 56560

11 Batchelder Rd, Seabrook, NH 03874

81 International Dr S, Budd Lake, NJ 07828

1900 E Linden Ave, Linden, NJ 07036

301 Nassau Park Boulevard, Princeton, NJ 08540

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

1101 Shiloh Glenn Dr, Morrisville, NC 27560

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

22296 Market Place Dr, New Caney, TX 77357

12919 San Pedro Ave, San Antonio, TX 78216

741 E Little Creek Rd, Norfolk, VA 23518

901 S Grady Way, Renton, WA 98057

1101 Outlet Collection Way, Auburn, WA 98001

7050 Watts Rd, Madison, WI 53719

600 N Springdale Rd, Waukesha, WI 53186

1540 S 108th St, West Allis, WI 53214

6705 S 27th St, Franklin, WI 53132

13550 Aurora Ave N, Seattle, WA 98133

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