Retail giant Walmart is set to close down some stores in North America after describing them as “poor performing” locations.
Walmart Shuts Down Some Locations
“This decision was not made lightly and was reached only after a thorough review process,” a Walmart spokesperson said. “We have nearly 5,000 stores across the U.S. and unfortunately some do not meet our financial expectations. While our underlying business is strong, these specific stores haven’t performed as well as we hoped.”
According to a report by Business Insider, a total of 15 stores in 11 states and Washington, D.C. are scheduled for closure. Among the 15 stores, two are designated as pick-up only locations.
Walmart plans to lay off several employees from five e-commerce fulfillment centers. The company previously stated that the decision to close some stores was made after a comprehensive review process.
- 3701 SE Dodson Road, Bentonville (Pick-up only)
- 99 H Street NW, Washington
- 1801 Howell Mill Rd NW, Atlanta
- 835 M.L.K. Jr Dr NW, Atlanta
- 6900 US Highway 19 North, Pinellas Park (Neighborhood Market concept)
- 1032 Fort Street Mall, Honolulu
- 17550 South Halsted St, Homewood
- 12690 S. Route 59, Plainfield
- 840 N. McCormick Blvd, Lincolnwood (Pick-up only concept)
- 3701 Portage Road, South Bend
- 1200 Shingle Creek Pkwy, Brooklyn Center
- 301 San Mateo Blvd. SE, Albuquerque
- 4200 82nd Ave. SE, Portland
- 1123 N Hayden Meadows Dr., Portland
- 24919 Westheimer Pkwy, Katy (Neighborhood Market concept)
- 11400 Hwy. 99, Everett
- 10330 W. Silver Spring Dr, Milwaukee
Walmart is also cutting jobs at e-commerce fulfillment centers in Jersey; Fort Worth, Texas; Davenport, Florida; Bethlehem, Pennsylvania; and China, California. Many of the eliminated positions were evening or weekend shifts.
“We recently adjusted staffing levels at our (fulfillment centers) in select markets to better prepare for the future needs of customers,” Walmart said in a statement. “This decision was not made lightly, and we’re working closely with affected associates to help them understand what career options may be available at other Walmart locations.”
The New York Post reported that employees will be paid for 90 days as Walmart attempts to place them in jobs at other locations.
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