Walmart Closes 9 Stores Across United States
BENTONVILLE, AR - Walmart continues to be a fixture in the news; just last week, the retailer announced a recent expansion in Canada. Days later, news broke of its CTO leaving amidst reports that Walmart contractors had been spying on the retailer. The latest report to come down the newswire states that the retail giant will be closing eight Neighborhood Market stores across the United States, in addition to one Walmart Supercenter in Lafayette, Louisiana.
Employees of the stores closing, who spoke with Business Insider, confirmed that the closing date for most of the affected stores is April 19, 2019. The majority of the stores closing—the Neighborhood Markets—are centered around selling groceries.
The full list of stores closing is as follows:
- 3900 W. Ina Road, Tucson, Arizona
- 1600 Saratoga Ave., San Jose, California
- 712 N. Western Ave., Liberal, Kansas
- 1229 NE. Evangeline Trwy., Lafayette, Louisiana (Supercenter)
- 3603 Broad River Road, Columbia, South Carolina
- 2501 University Commons Way, Knoxville, Tennessee
- 7000 Iron Bridge Road, North Chesterfield, Virginia
- 2864 Virginia Beach Blvd., Virginia Beach, Virginia
- 7809 NE. Vancouver Plaza Dr., Vancouver, Washington
With over 4,700 stores in the United States, including 3,570 Supercenters and nearly 700 Neighborhood Markets, Walmart has an undeniably strong retail presence across the United States.
Will these store closures be detrimental to the retailer's longterm grocery plan? For further developments and reports of other retail happenings that directly affect our industry, keep reading AndNowUKnow.