Sam's Club closes 63 locations nationwide

63 Sam's Clubs Closing, including 3 in Southern California

The company tweeted that the company reviewed their portfolio and closing clubs, which is what they call stores, to "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. Some workers will be offered roles at other locations, the company said. "So I wanted to come an see for myself".

Sixty-three Sam's Club's locations are closing, including ones in Stanton and Sylmar.

The company also said via Twitter that pharmacies at Sam's Club locations will remain open for "at least two weeks" while the company works to transfer subscriptions and contact customers.

Ten of the affected locations are to become "e-commerce distribution centers" that Sam's Club employees could reapply to, according to a press release from Walmart, parent company of Sam's Club.

"Our members in Madison are shopping at our clubs but they are also shopping online more than they were", said Anne Hatfield, a spokeswoman for Walmart.

Messages to Walmart's corporate media office went unanswered today, and the manager of the Cortana Sam's Club also did not respond to messages.

"The closest one, I guess, is now in Erie (Pennsylvania)". The first is that this tells us interesting things about what's going on in the labor market. You couldn't help but feel like the company was trying to drown out bad news.

"I'm hoping the employees in here, my heart breaks for them". They had no prior warning or anything. "At Christmastime, and every other week, I would get paper products and the rotisserie chicken. It's sad. It is sad", she said.

Sam's Club says their customers will be refunded their 45 dollar annual membership fee. "They'll get a severance package of some type". Their stripped-down number of stock-keeping units, and habit of leaving the goods stacked on their shipping pallets, means that they need to employ fewer workers, and that those workers enjoy much greater productivity.

On Thursday, Walmart raised its minimum wage to $11 an hour from $9, citing the trillion-dollar tax cut signed late past year by President Donald Trump. According to GlassDoor, a website that offers insight into jobs, the average cashier makes $9.37 an hour.

"This is about the evolution of retail", said Michael Mandel, chief economic strategist at the Progressive Policy Institute. Many expect wages to rise when corporations have more money, but that is supposed to flow from new investments measured in years, not weeks.

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