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Walmart closes dozens of Sam’s Club locations, including in City of Industry, Stanton

By in Press Enterprise on January 11, 2018

By Josh Cain

Dozens of Sam’s Club stores around the country were abruptly closed Thursday, including at least two in Southern California.

The Sam’s Club locations in City of Industry and Stanton were among the stores that were confirmed shuttered in the Los Angeles area, according to Business Insider.

The company has not released a list of the stores closed, and neither Sam’s Club nor Walmart have issued a statement about the closures. The only official mention from either company of the shuttered stores was a reply to a tweet:

After a thorough review of our existing portfolio, we’ve decided to close a series of clubs and better align our locations with our strategy. Closing clubs is never easy and we’re committed to working with impacted members and associates through this transition.

— Sam’s Club (@SamsClub) January 11, 2018

Neither company could be reached for comment immediately Thursday. According to multiple media reports, employees were not informed that their stores were shuttered before they showed up to work.

This story is developing.

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