Walmart closing 63 Sam's Club stores and laying off thousands of workers

Walmart closing 63 Sam's Club stores and laying off thousands of workers

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Sam's Club stores locations across the country are closing, including at least four, it appears, in Arizona. After a number of calls about the closing of Sam's Club in Syracuse, Iris tries to find out 'What's Up With That?'

Reports are that the Sam's Club stores in Greece and Henrietta will close.

After getting glowing words of praise today from the Trump administration's Sarah Huckabee Sanders, she had "no comment" on the announced store closings and the layoffs of thousands of Sam's Club employees.

"We are not closing", the unidentified Sam's Club employee stated.

Around a dozen locations will be converted to regional distribution centers for online sales, according to USA Today.

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At least five Sam's Club stores in the Chicago area and more in IN and other states are abruptly closing.

At one Sam's Club in San Antonio, employees told KENS the store will close for good on January 26. The company operates 85 Sam's Clubs in Texas and its biggest competitor everywhere is Costco, which has historically generated average store sales that are twice the rate of a Sam's Club.

Pharmacies at the affected Sam Club's are staying open for the next few weeks to allow customers to transition. A person who claimed to be a supervisor at the location told News Channel 8 that the store will close permanently.

The closings occurred on the same day Walmart announced plans to raise starting hourly wages to $11, expand employee benefits and offer workers bonuses of up to $1,000.

This is a developing story and will be updated.

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