Walmart closing seven locations; last pickup and delivery-only locations

Walmart is closing seven underperforming stores in New Mexico, Illinois, Wisconsin and Florida, according to the retailer.

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Two of the seven locations are the last two Walmart pickup and delivery concept locations, according to company officials.

“While our underlying business is strong, these specific stores haven’t performed as well as we hoped,” Felicia McCranie, director of global communications at Walmart, said in a statement sent.”

“There is no single cause for why a store closes — our decision is based on several factors, including historic and current financial performance, and is in line with the threshold that guides our strategy to close underperforming locations,” Ahmed Young, Director, Public and Government Affairs – Corporate Affairs for Walmart Inc. said.

The company said that employees at the affected stores are eligible for transfer to other locations.

Walmart officials said what they learned from the pickup and delivery-only locations will be made part of the operating procedure for pickup and delivery in the other stores.

“We are grateful to the customers who have given us the privilege of serving them,” Felicia McCranie, director of global communications at Walmart, said in a statement. “We look forward to serving them at our other stores in the surrounding communities and on”

As of last year, the company operated 3,573 Supercenters, 370 discount stores and 799 Neighborhood Markets, according to the company’s year-end financial filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

The five Walmart stores closing on Friday, March 10, include:

  • 17550 South Halsted St. in Homewood, Ill.
  • 12690 S. Route 59 in Plainfield, Ill.
  • 10330 W. Silver Spring Dr. in Milwaukee, Wis.
  • 301 San Mateo Blvd. SE in Albuquerque, N.M.
  • 6900 US Highway 19 North in Pinellas Park, Fla.

The two pickup-only stores closing on Friday are:

  • 6840 N. McCormick Blvd. in Lincolnwood, Ill.
  • 3701 SE Dodson Road in Bentonville, Ill.
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