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Walmart giveith and takeith away
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: January 11, 2018 12:54PM
The same day that Walmart announced it was giving bonuses and raising it's minimum wage to $11, it also abruptly closed 63 Sam's Club stores. Many employees did not learn of the closure until they showed up for work.

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Re: Walmart giveith and takeith away
Posted by: Randalls
Date: January 11, 2018 01:00PM
2 in Indy. I know the one on West 86th is next to a Sam's Club. We bow to our Walmart Overlords.
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Re: Walmart giveith and takeith away
Posted by: ztirffritz
Date: January 11, 2018 01:00PM
Wow. They really don't like Seattle. I guess Costco is too hard to compete with on their home turf perhaps.



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Re: Walmart giveith and takeith away
Posted by: CJsNvrUrly
Date: January 11, 2018 01:03PM
What the heck!??




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Re: Walmart giveith and takeith away
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: January 11, 2018 01:07PM
....Sam......soy.....



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Re: Walmart giveith and takeith away
Posted by: billb
Date: January 11, 2018 01:15PM
They closed 150 world-wide a year ago and supposedly 250 today.



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Re: Walmart giveith and takeith away
Posted by: pdq
Date: January 11, 2018 02:45PM
Retail is tough everywhere these days, even for Walmart.
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Re: Walmart giveith and takeith away
Posted by: D. Lawson
Date: January 11, 2018 03:37PM
I already read an account (on Reddit, so take that for what it's worth) of an employee stocking the shelves overnight, only to come home to a termination letter/notice of store closure this morning.

One of our local news stations did post a story (with pictures) about the same or a similar letter:

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Re: Walmart giveith and takeith away
Posted by: jdc
Date: January 11, 2018 03:46PM
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2 in Indy. I know the one on West 86th is next to a Sam's Club. We bow to our Walmart Overlords.

Huh?

They opened a Sams here 10 years ago, it closed after 2. Right in the middle of the housing meltdown.

Kinda of a big freeway center on 2 sides of a street, had lots of empty pads where they were going to build and never did.

Its been hit and miss with many of the stores that have been there -- many closings. Pier 1, cost plus, sams, sports auhtority, office depot and dozen other small places. One smaller "arm" of the center has seen a half dozen + little resturants come and go -- think its all empty now.



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Re: Walmart giveith and takeith away
Posted by: Blankity Blank
Date: January 11, 2018 04:29PM
They’re not done yet.

Early February they’re closing both the Walmart Super Center and Sam’s Club in a center in Sacramento. Sam’s Club employees walked out en masse when they were told, from what I hear. Both places are across the street from a new(ish) Winco.
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Re: Walmart giveith and takeith away
Posted by: rz
Date: January 11, 2018 05:33PM
That sucks. The one in Fern Park FL was our "backup" Sam's Club. We found that the one nearest us doesn't always carry everything we want... I can think of two food items that we'd have to go to Fern Park for. Guess we'll have to drive 45 minutes to Kissimmee to look for those things.
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Re: Walmart giveith and takeith away
Posted by: pRICE cUBE
Date: January 11, 2018 07:58PM
Walmart MO: Overbuild, run competition our of business with predatory pricing, then close the extra stores.

Look at the 4825 Marburg Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45209 location being closed, it is only 2.3 miles from the next Walmart. I don't have time to research it all but it is likely that closed store are only a few miles from another Walmart.
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Re: Walmart giveith and takeith away
Posted by: space-time
Date: January 11, 2018 08:00PM
What about those members that can only go to one of these stores, for whatever reason (proximity, transportation, etc). do they offer membership refunds because your favorite store closed?
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Re: Walmart giveith and takeith away
Posted by: Racer X
Date: January 11, 2018 11:53PM
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ztirffritz
Wow. They really don't like Seattle. I guess Costco is too hard to compete with on their home turf perhaps.

I can't even count the number of Costcos within an hour's drive from my house in Seattle.
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Re: Walmart giveith and takeith away
Posted by: Onamuji
Date: January 12, 2018 05:41AM
I know two of those stores. Busy to the point where there's no parking available every time I pass them. I doubt that they were underperforming.

Wondering whether this came into play:
In a note to staff, Sam's Club President and CEO John Furner said that a review found stores that were hindering business at other locations or operating in areas that had not seen the population growth that was expected.

Both of those stores are adjacent to Walmart stores. I suspect that they were seen as taking business away from the regular Walmart store.



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Re: Walmart giveith and takeith away
Posted by: PeterW
Date: January 12, 2018 07:35AM
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space-time
What about those members that can only go to one of these stores, for whatever reason (proximity, transportation, etc). do they offer membership refunds because your favorite store closed?

As a matter of fact, yes, you can get a refund of your membership fees for any reason or you can double down and get a free three month extension of your membership.
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Re: Walmart giveith and takeith away
Posted by: GuyGene
Date: January 12, 2018 09:08AM
See above thread: only Costco will take back dead Christmas trees. Sam cannot compete with that.



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Re: Walmart giveith and takeith away
Posted by: Randalls
Date: January 12, 2018 10:21AM
[quote="Randalls”
2 in Indy. I know the one on West 86th is next to a Sam's Club. We bow to our Walmart Overlords.

Huh? [/quote]

Misread the thread. Originally thought the Walmart was closing but now see they can make more money by closing the Sams next door
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Re: Walmart giveith and takeith away
Posted by: Racer X
Date: January 13, 2018 07:35PM
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ztirffritz
Wow. They really don't like Seattle. I guess Costco is too hard to compete with on their home turf perhaps.

quote from announcement "or operating in areas that had not seen the population growth that was expected.? If you look at where the 3 are located, growth there is pretty much stagnant for the Seattle and Renton locations, AND surrounded by about 12 Costcos within 50 miles. Maybe more.
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