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Walmart to Close 269 Stores, Nearly 30 in Texas

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Wal-Mart has announced plans to close 269 stores across the U.S. and globally.  According to a press release, officials with Wal-Mart indicated that after assessing their portfolio for 2015, there was a need for these closures to ensure Wal-Mart remains a healthy business.   

Of those 269 stores, 154 Wal-Mart properties will be shut down in the U.S. “including the company’s 102 smallest format stores, Walmart Express, which had been in pilot since 2011. Walmart instead will focus on strengthening Supercenters, optimizing Neighborhood Markets, growing the e-commerce business and expanding Pickup services for customers.”  Approximately 10,000 Wal-Mart associates will be affected by the closures which are scheduled to happen on January 28th, 2016.

Nearly 30 stores across Texas will be shuttered, most of which will be Walmart Express locations.  East Texas area stores to be affected include those in Waskom, Diana, Hughes Springs, Lone Star, and Frankston.

SUPERCENTERS

  • 14091 FM 490, Raymondville, TX
  • 7480 Padre Island Hwy, Brownsville, TX
  • 8201 N FM 620, Austin, TX
  • 7075 FM 1960 Rd W, Houston, TX

 

NEIGHBORHOOD MARKETS

  • 2218 Greenville Ave., Dallas (Greenville), TX
  • 2740 Gessner Rd., Houston, TX
  • 2201 West Southlake Blvd., Southlake, TX
  • 1901 S. Texas Ave., Bryan, TX
  • 4268 Legacy Drive, Frisco, TX

 

WALMART EXPRESS

  • 721 Dale Evans Drive, Italy, TX
  • 221 S State Hwy 274, Kemp, TX
  • 504 W Pine St., Edgewood, TX
  • 301 Hwy 69 S, Whitewright, TX
  • 122 Commercial Ave., Anson, TX
  • 1003 Telephone Cir., Merkel, TX
  • 5 N 14th St., Haskell, TX
  • 1010 N Main St., Winters, TX
  • 501 N Main, Godley, TX
  • 416 N Third St., Grandview, TX
  • 420 S US 69, Leonard, TX
  • 428 N Dallas St., Palmer, TX
  • 440 E Pine St., Frankston, TX
  • 1787 US Hwy 259 S, Diana, TX
  • 1005 Texas Avenue E, Waskom, TX
  • 870 Taylor St., Hughes Springs, TX
  • 914 North Main St., Lone Star, TX
  • 504 WL Doc Dodson, Naples, TX
  • 12522 Fm 1840, Dekalb, TX
  • 114 Redwater Boulevard West, Maud, TX

 

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