Suddenly, without warning, dozens of Sam's Club stores across the US closed their doors on Thursday. Employees and customers alike were surprised to find locked doors and gas pumps at several locations.

Walmart, the parent company of Sam’s Club, announced the closing of 63 Sam’s Club stores across the country, from Alaska to Puerto Rico. Luckily, none of these closures are in Wyoming.

It happened on the same day Walmart announced that they would raise their starting hourly wage from $9 to $11 and give $1,000 bonuses to eligible employees, because of recent tax reforms,

Some employees will be re-hired at other Walmart locations or at the soon to be created e-commerce distribution sites.

Sam’s Club, is a membership-only warehouse chain selling bulk groceries, electronics, pharmaceuticals & home goods.

Houston has 3 Sam's Clubs that closed abruptly.


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