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Sam's Club abruptly closes locations across the country

Sam's Club abruptly closes locations across the country

If you use a Sam's Club pharmacy, it will stay open for at least two weeks.

Sam's Club, replying to a message from a Twitter user criticizing the chain, says it chose to close a series of clubs to "better align our locations with our strategy".

Sixty three Sam's Club locations across the US are closing down - approximately 10% of the company's locations.

Sam's Club CEO John Furner notified employees of the move Thursday.

At one Sam's Club in San Antonio, employees told KENS the store will close for good on January 26.

Online, the Sam's Club website has already removed the closed stores, with the link to the Norfolk location now displaying an error message.

All 63 stores reported to be closing had been removed from Sam's Club website by Thursday. There are four Sam's Club stores located in the Austin area.

WDJT in Milwaukee reports the Sam's Club in West Allis will also be closing January 26. Hearing other stores also affected.

Sams Club is owned by Walmart and there was no immediate response to requests for comment from the companys corporate headquarters. - Sam's Club's parent company - announced it was raising its starting hourly wages from $9 to $11, giving one-time $1,000 bonuses to hourly employees and expanding its maternity and parental leave benefits.

A spokeswoman for Walmart told KTVF in Fairbanks that the approximately 150 employees at the Fairbanks Sam's Club will receive 60 days' pay and may be eligible for severance.

Some employees in Houston told local news station KHOU 11 News that they didn't know about a closure until they showed up for work that day.

Check back for updates to this developing story.

The company has created a webpage with more information on what members whose stores are now closed can do.

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