Walmart Stores is planning on closing one of its Walmart Express locations. The Express location is in West Chatham and is slated to close its doors July 27, according to the Chicago Tribune. The Express format, about 15,000-square-feet, primarily offers groceries and was losing customers to the larger Walmart Supercenter that opened in January and is roughly 100 yards away, noted the publication. Supercenters are generally ten or twelve times the size and sell general merchandize on top of groceries.
The closing is apparently not a reflection on Walmart's Express store format which is in its pilot-phase. Walmart is trying-out 11 Express formats including West Chatham.