Sam’s Club to Close Stores, Create Distribution Centers


Bentonville, Ark.-based retail giant Walmart has announced the closure of more than 60 Sam’s Club locations across the United States, which accounts for nearly 10 percent of its retail footprint. CNBC reports that some of the shuttered locations may be converted into ecommerce fulfillment facilities. Ecommerce is expected to serve as the company’s main focus as a means of enhancing its grocery selection and attracting new shoppers.

Sam’s Club operates roughly 600 stores.

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