With over 4,700 stores in the United States, including 3,570 Supercenters and nearly 700 Neighborhood Markets, Walmart has an undeniably strong retail presence. Even though the retailer continues to expand its facilities and shake up who helms its tech, it is not safe from store closures. News broke that nine Walmart stores—eight Neighborhood Markets in Arizona, California, Kansas, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and Washington, and one Supercenter in Louisiana—are set to close. Employees of the closing stores told Business Insider that the closing date for the affected stores is April 19, 2019.
The majority of the stores closing—the Neighborhood Markets—are centered around selling groceries.
The full list is as follows:
Although the retailer said last month that it plans to open fewer than 10 new stores in 2019, it did not provide any information regarding the closures of the above-listed markets.
Will these store closures be detrimental to the retailer's longterm grocery plan? For further developments and reports of other retail happenings that directly affect our industry, keep reading Deli Market News.