Walmart abruptly closing 63 Sam's Club stores

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"We know this is hard news for our associates and we are working to place as many of them as possible at nearby locations", Sam's Club CEO John Furner said.

Sam's Club locations in Dover and Salisbury were not listed by parent company Walmart among the 63 stores that hare closing as part of a reorganization announced on Thursday.

Sam's Club temporarily closed the store Thursday and notified employees at the San Pedro store of the impending closure, Hatfield said.

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Almost 11,000 workers will lose their jobs as a result of the closings, which coincide with celebration over the new lower corporate tax rate, which led Ivanka Trump to tweet that "America is on a roll", and prompted Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin ro thank Walmart from the White House briefing room.

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"Transforming our business means managing our real estate portfolio and Walmart needs a strong fleet of Sam's Clubs that are fit for the future", Sam's Club CEO John Furner said in a statement.

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"After a thorough review of our existing portfolio, we've made a decision to close a series of clubs and better align our locations with our strategy", the chain said in a tweet Thursday.

A spokesperson for the retail store says some of the closed stores could be converted into E-Commerce facilities to fulfill more online orders and keep pace with internet retailers.

Sam's Club employees and its customers were not given advance notice of the cutbacks.

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