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    Sams Club doesn't tell workers...

    Wal-Mart is closing 63 Sam’s Club stores. Some already closed without telling the employees. Workers showed up to find the doors locked.


    Walmart suddenly closes Sam's Club stores - Business Insider
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    Litterly employees found out showing up to work today.

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    Speaking to a friend with the company, these 63 clubs were all losing money and had for a while. All associates will be offered jobs at other clubs or at Walmart stores or offered a nice severance package if they don't want one of the offered jobs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jumper_Dad View Post
    Speaking to a friend with the company, these 63 clubs were all losing money and had for a while. All associates will be offered jobs at other clubs or at Walmart stores or offered a nice severance package if they don't want one of the offered jobs.
    I call bull on that JD. The one in Oakley was so pack from open to close you couldnt park in the lot. If they were losing money it was mismanagement.

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    10 of the stores will turn into distribution centers. Walmart said the employees who lost their job can "re-apply."

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    Quote Originally Posted by plantmanky View Post
    I call bull on that JD. The one in Oakley was so pack from open to close you couldnt park in the lot. If they were losing money it was mismanagement.
    Work close by and shop there regularly and it's a graveyard every time I'm in there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jumper_Dad View Post
    Speaking to a friend with the company, these 63 clubs were all losing money and had for a while. All associates will be offered jobs at other clubs or at Walmart stores or offered a nice severance package if they don't want one of the offered jobs.
    A few different reasons: Too close to other Wal-Mart properties, not in the right areas, desire to get into more online retailing.

    Each employee will receive a bonus, 60 days pay, and some will get an additional severance package.

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    Quote Originally Posted by plantmanky View Post
    I call bull on that JD. The one in Oakley was so pack from open to close you couldnt park in the lot. If they were losing money it was mismanagement.
    Call what ever you want. But if a store is as @75center says, is not very busy it is hard to turn a profit. The profit margins in the "Club" business are VERY low to begin with...so low in fact that the yearly membership dues are a significant portion of their profit each year.

    I've actually seen high volume stores that struggled to turn a profit due to things like competition driving down profit margins, high theft or high associate turnover (especially in inner cities where stores struggle with turnover.)

    If it was just mismanagement those managers would have been shipped out way before it got to this point.

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    The one in Lexington located on New Circle Road off the Winchester Road exit is very busy every time I’ve been there.
    I doubt it ever closes.

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    I agree with @75center, I usually went to the one in Oakley instead of Florence and it was over quiet there. Little bummed.

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    Busy or not, losing money or not, they should have notified their workers of its closing in advance instead of simply hanging a sign on the door.

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    All I ever hear out of anyone's mouth is Costco Costco Costco.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gchs_uk9 View Post
    Busy or not, losing money or not, they should have notified their workers of its closing in advance instead of simply hanging a sign on the door.
    I'm not familiar with employment law but I thought it was a requirement for large employers.

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    The one locally I go to is always busy and gets a lot of traffic from across the border. It is closing in three weeks (no advance notice to employees, including management level staff). It is more about Wal-Mart uping their online game. I think many of these will be converted to distribution centers. If a store is hemorrhaging, you close it. I get it.To close all at once is strategic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theguru View Post
    All I ever hear out of anyone's mouth is Costco Costco Costco.
    Far superior to Sams Club.

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