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Sam's Club store closings
« on: January 11, 2018, 02:41:44 PM »

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Re: Sam's Club store closings
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2018, 02:56:35 PM »

Someone should write a letter to their Bentonville Home Offices...

Here is a draft of mine:

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Dear Walmart,

WTF? Y u b closin' Sammy's?
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Re: Sam's Club store closings
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2018, 04:50:50 PM »

On the list are Manchester and Vernon, CT. The closing which surprises me is one in the south end of Worcester, MA. It's in a fairly new plaza right next to MA Route 146. I don't think it was even there for 5 years! :(
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Re: Sam's Club store closings
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2018, 05:11:39 PM »

Walmart is closing 63 (so far) Sam's Club stores.

http://www.businessinsider.com/walmart-suddenly-closes-sams-club-stores-2018-1


So ironic considering they just promised pay raises to Walmart associates. :hmmm:
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Re: Sam's Club store closings
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2018, 05:15:30 PM »

Walmart is closing 63 (so far) Sam's Club stores.

http://www.businessinsider.com/walmart-suddenly-closes-sams-club-stores-2018-1


So ironic considering they just promised pay raises to Walmart associates. :hmmm:
And that’s how they’re paying for it, because you know it ain’t coming out of the executives’ pockets.

On topic, one in the Richmond area is affected by this.
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Re: Sam's Club store closings
« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2018, 05:41:09 PM »

I don't buy their excuse they put out on Twitter stating that they are refocusing their locations. Whatever you say, man. And how crappy to find out the place you work at is closing as you head in to work. How about a little advance notice, eh?
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Re: Sam's Club store closings
« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2018, 06:40:50 PM »

Walmart is closing 63 (so far) Sam's Club stores.

http://www.businessinsider.com/walmart-suddenly-closes-sams-club-stores-2018-1


So ironic considering they just promised pay raises to Walmart associates. :hmmm:

I'm sure it's just a coincidence. /s
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Re: Sam's Club store closings
« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2018, 06:42:38 PM »

I don't buy their excuse they put out on Twitter stating that they are refocusing their locations. Whatever you say, man. And how crappy to find out the place you work at is closing as you head in to work. How about a little advance notice, eh?

Yeah, the whole thing reeks of bullshit, IMO. I feel bad for those employees having to find out they're out of a job the hard way. Total dick move.
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Re: Sam's Club store closings
« Reply #8 on: January 11, 2018, 07:49:15 PM »

Dear Walmart,

WTF? Y u b closin' Sammy's?

Why yes, this letter will make them change their mind about store closings, without questioning your age and disposable income levels.

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Re: Sam's Club store closings
« Reply #9 on: January 11, 2018, 08:08:38 PM »

Whatever it worth - in Upstate NY they closed stores in Rochester and Syracuse, where Costco is an alternative - but keep stores in Albany and Buffalo, where there is no Costco.
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Re: Sam's Club store closings
« Reply #10 on: January 11, 2018, 11:44:10 PM »

Sam's is pulling out of Rochester and Syracuse completely, while staying in Watertown and Binghamton. Costco is in both Rochester and Syracuse, while Syracuse also has BJ's
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Re: Sam's Club store closings
« Reply #11 on: January 12, 2018, 10:50:09 AM »

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Re: Sam's Club store closings
« Reply #12 on: January 12, 2018, 11:10:39 AM »

On the list are Manchester and Orange, CT. The closing which surprises me is one in the south end of Worcester, MA. It's in a fairly new plaza right next to MA Route 146. I don't think it was even there for 5 years! :(

FTFY.  Seems like those 3 were chosen because there are BJ's or Costco nearby all of them.  Manchester has a BJ's, there's a Costco right down Route 1 just into Milford, and there's a BJ's in Auburn.  There isn't a BJ's or a Costco on the Berlin Turnpike, so that one stays open. 
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Re: Sam's Club store closings
« Reply #13 on: January 12, 2018, 11:34:28 AM »

Some of them are going to be converted into online fulfillment centers, from what I read. Sounds like Walmart is responding to competition from online retailers like Amazon.
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Re: Sam's Club store closings
« Reply #14 on: January 12, 2018, 12:41:46 PM »

Sam's is pulling out of Rochester and Syracuse completely, while staying in Watertown and Binghamton. Costco is in both Rochester and Syracuse, while Syracuse also has BJ's
Rochester also has BJ's.
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Re: Sam's Club store closings
« Reply #15 on: January 12, 2018, 04:17:20 PM »

Sam's is pulling out of Rochester and Syracuse completely, while staying in Watertown and Binghamton. Costco is in both Rochester and Syracuse, while Syracuse also has BJ's
Rochester also has BJ's.

Appears BJ's has put out a call to former Sam's Club Associates saying they are hiring.  :)
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Re: Sam's Club store closings
« Reply #16 on: January 12, 2018, 11:20:18 PM »

On the list are Manchester and Orange, CT. The closing which surprises me is one in the south end of Worcester, MA. It's in a fairly new plaza right next to MA Route 146. I don't think it was even there for 5 years! :(

FTFY.  Seems like those 3 were chosen because there are BJ's or Costco nearby all of them.  Manchester has a BJ's, there's a Costco right down Route 1 just into Milford, and there's a BJ's in Auburn.  There isn't a BJ's or a Costco on the Berlin Turnpike, so that one stays open. 

Right...but not too far away is a Costco on Hartford Road (CT Route 71) in New Britain. It's next door to a Target, Stanley Golf Course and Exit 30 of CT Route 9. WestFarms Mall and Corbins Corner are less than a mile to the north.
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Re: Sam's Club store closings
« Reply #17 on: January 12, 2018, 11:34:18 PM »

USA Today has published a complete list

No closures in Arkansas.
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Re: Sam's Club store closings
« Reply #18 on: January 12, 2018, 11:39:39 PM »

Whatever it worth - in Upstate NY they closed stores in Rochester and Syracuse, where Costco is an alternative - but keep stores in Albany and Buffalo, where there is no Costco.

The only three in Washington, which are all an hour from Costco's headquarters (and about a thousand actual Costco's), will be closing. Costco is stiff competition all across the country. Even stiffer here in Washington, where's it's a "local chain". The fact that any other club stores existed here at all, I found pretty remarkable.
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Sam's Club store closings
« Reply #19 on: January 13, 2018, 03:07:04 PM »

Walmart used to crush competition and now they are just backing out?


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Re: Sam's Club store closings
« Reply #20 on: January 13, 2018, 03:20:30 PM »

Walmart used to crush competition and now they are just backing out?



IMO, the company changed a lot after Sam Walton died. They started building too fast (like the Express stores they closed a while back). Plus some competitors figured out how to work around Walmart. For example: Walmart got rid of butchers, so stores with butchers have a niche.

I think they got cocky and complacent.
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Re: Sam's Club store closings
« Reply #21 on: January 13, 2018, 06:25:23 PM »

I've been in some Sam's Clubs in different regions that I wondered how they stayed open when I compared them to mine, which apparently is one of the busier ones in the Midwest.  I'm guessing that they had been planning this, and they announced the raises to take the sting out of the latter closing announcement.   You also have to wonder if they ran some numbers and found that if they paid everyone more at those closing Sam's Clubs if that could take a barely "making  it" store and put it into the red.  You also have to think that Costco is hurting Sam's.  They are refurbishing our local store, and due to the changes that are being made, I can't wait for the Costco to open here in late 2018.
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« Reply #22 on: January 13, 2018, 07:46:02 PM »

Funny they are closing as in Orlando they opened up a brand new one  recently with a Walmart next door to it over in Lake Nona. 
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Re: Sam's Club store closings
« Reply #23 on: January 13, 2018, 08:17:46 PM »

At one point, Madison, WI was supposed to have two Sam's Clubs, now we're losing the only one we have within 40 miles of the Madison metro area. Conversely, we have two Costcos less than 20 miles apart (less as the crow flies).
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« Reply #24 on: January 13, 2018, 08:35:19 PM »

At one point, Madison, WI was supposed to have two Sam's Clubs, now we're losing the only one we have within 40 miles of the Madison metro area. Conversely, we have two Costcos less than 20 miles apart (less as the crow flies).
In Orlando they do not like to have too many Costco stores close to each other.  When OBT opened, they closed Sandlake Road over 4 miles away.  Then when they opened Millenia off I-4 by Universal, they then closed OBT and made a corporate type of wholesale store in its place.
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