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Jamestown Sam's Club closing

Jamestown Sam's Club closing

Sam's Club is closing 63 of its warehouse stores across the USA, nearly 10 percent of the locations in the 660-store chain. Two stores in the Cincinatti area also closed their doors Thursday, according to news station WCPO.

Employees at all three Jacksonville stores answered the phone Thursday and said they were open. "Closing clubs is never easy and we're committed to working with impacted members and associates through the transition".

A Sam's Club spokeswoman Anne Hatfield spoke to WBRZ 2 in Baton Rouge about the closure of the Cortana store, calling the decision "very complex".

WTMJ-TV in Milwaukee reported Thursday that the Sam's Club in West Allis was also closing and posted a photo of a sign on the door to the store that said the store would close January 26.

Others are demanding refunds and Sam's Club is asking them to use Twitter's private message feature to get more information.

Local media outlets in Texas, New York, New Jersey and Arizona were some of those confirming stores being closed on Thursday. Walmart has yet to release a list of affected stores, or the number of employees affected.




According to WBRZ-TV, shoppers found doors to Sam's Club in Baton Rouge locked Thursday.

The news comes the same day Sam's parent company, Walmart, announced raises for some store employees.

Sam's Club is closing at least two central IN locations, effective January 26, 2018.

The closures and layoffs come on the same day Walmart - the parent company of Sam's Club - announced that it would increase wages for its US workers, including its Sam's Club, supply chain, e-commerce and Home Office hourly associates.

This is a developing story and will be updated.


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