Retail giant Walmart is reportedly closing several Sam's Club stores across the USA without giving any explanation.
"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", Sam's Club wrote on Twitter. "Closing clubs is never easy and were committed to working with impacted members and associates through this transition". In Winston-Salem, the Sam's Clubs on Hanes Mall Boulevard and Summit Square Boulevard were open Thursday afternoon, workers at the stores said. Stay with tampabay.com for updates.
Sam's Club confirmed that stores listed on its website will remain open.
In Texas, three Sam's stores in Houston and one in San Antonio are closing, said spokeswoman Anne Hatfield. The official Sam's Club Twitter account replied to some questions with a brief statement.More news: Big Boob: Lingerie Company that Supplies UK Monarch Stripped of Royal Warrant
The fax reported the store employs 168 people. "To address this issue we will be sponsoring a job fair, January 22, 2018, through our Linden First employment program along with Sam's Club, and other businesses to assist the displaced employees", he added.
Sam's Club says their customers will be refunded their 45 dollar annual membership fee. "Got a call today to not come in to work and I asked why and didn't get an answer", said one employee, who didn't want to be identified.
Well, apart from the fact those bonuses were only meant for employees who had been working at the company for 20 years - a benchmark that makes most Walmart workers ineligible - the news about wage hike was supposed to distract the public and media from very disturbing news. Employees were offered severance based on how long they had been employed at the store, or the opportunity to transfer to a nearby location, Corona said. There is a nearby BJs, and it was also just announced that Costco is coming to the Owings Mills Mall location. The company has not yet said why the Goshen store will be closing or how many stores in total will be closed. Walmart Stores, Inc., the warehouse chain's parent company, closed hundreds of locations in early 2016.