Sam's Club Shuttering 63 Stores

Sam's Club Shuttering 63 Stores

Sam's Club locations in Dover and Salisbury were not listed by parent company Walmart among the 63 stores that hare closing as part of a reorganization announced on Thursday.

On Twitter, Sam's Club responded to people's queries by saying, "After a thorough review of our existing portfolio, we've made a decision to close a series of clubs and better align our locations with our strategy".

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The Chicago Tribune noted that Sam's Club has been a huge boom for Chicago's grocery-industry for years with more business than other chains like Mariano's, Meijer, and Aldi.

The move is created to speed up delivery of online orders by expanding the company's distribution network, putting more inventory closer to end customers.

Walmart will provide support and resources to affected associates including a bonus and 60 days of pay as well as severance for those eligible. The move could impact as many as 11,000 employees.

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Several Sam's Club stores abruptly closed Thursday, according to news reports. Local news outlets across the country - including from Houston, Syracuse, Baton Rouge and Dallas - reported the closures happened without notice. "They are increasing salaries to over a million American workers".

In a letter to staff, Sam's Club President and CEO John Furner said that some stores were hindering business at other locations or operating in areas that had not seen the population growth that was expected.

Employees arriving for work Thursday at the Sam's Club warehouse store in Linden learned that the store was closed.

Walmart has invested $2.7 billion in higher wages and training for workers to lower turnover and make the shopping experience more appealing.

After the closures are completed over the next few weeks, Sam's Club will operate a total of 597 locations nationwide. Lots of things are going on in the economy, and we appreciate what Walmart is doing.

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