Walmart has released the list of 154 stores across the U.S. that will close as part of the company’s “sharpened focus on portfolio management.” The 154 U.S. closures include 102 of its Walmart Express stores, 23 Neighborhood Market stores, 12 Supercenters, four Sam’s Club locations, six discount stores, and seven stores in Puerto Rico.
The company said 95 percent of the stores impacted are within 10 miles of another Walmart. Walmart announced plans to open at least 50 Supercenters and at least 85 Neighborhood Markets over the next 13 months. In the same period, Sam’s Club plans to open at least seven new stores. In total, 10,000 U.S. associates will be impacted by the closures. FULL REPORT