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Sam's Club Closing
« Reply #-1 on: January 11, 2018, 06:29:17 PM »
The one in my area isn't listed but I didn't see this coming.

http://www.businessinsider.com/walmart-suddenly-closes-sams-club-stores-2018-1
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Re: Sam's Club Closing
« on: January 11, 2018, 06:37:42 PM »
Wow you ain’t kidding I would never thought this would happen
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« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2018, 06:57:49 PM »
One in Minnesota. They have under invested in the stores. Looking run down too me. Then again I'm a Costco guy


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Re: Sam's Club Closing
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2018, 07:15:42 PM »
I am not a big "club" store guy but this is surprising. A little chink in the armor for the Walmart empire..................
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Re: Sam's Club Closing
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2018, 07:16:33 PM »
We have a Sam's 15 minutes from the office....but last week I was in Greenville SC ( about 1 hour south down off the mountain ) and went into Costco.
I bought a membership because the variety of goods was better - and it felt like the merchandise in general was just a little nicer.

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Re: Sam's Club Closing
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2018, 07:36:35 PM »
We only have a Sam's in this area. Years ago there was talk about a new Costco but nothing ever came of it.
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« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2018, 08:11:17 PM »
Even though my wife has worked for Walmart for almost 20 years (my daughter works for them too), I was never a Sam's Club fan. Their pricing really wasn't any better than local grocers, so I never really saw the appeal. 
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« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2018, 08:29:46 PM »
Somebody in PR needs to get fired. They have this huge announcement about raising the minimum wage for all employees and paying up to a 1,000 one-time bonus. Walmart is the largest private employer in the world. So it is a huge deal.
Then to have the Sam's club story on the same day.  Just stupid


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Re: Sam's Club Closing
« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2018, 09:33:23 PM »
Somebody in PR needs to get fired. They have this huge announcement about raising the minimum wage for all employees and paying up to a 1,000 one-time bonus. Walmart is the largest private employer in the world. So it is a huge deal.
Then to have the Sam's club story on the same day.  Just stupid


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Re: Sam's Club Closing
« Reply #8 on: January 11, 2018, 09:34:12 PM »
Somebody in PR needs to get fired. They have this huge announcement about raising the minimum wage for all employees and paying up to a 1,000 one-time bonus. Walmart is the largest private employer in the world. So it is a huge deal.
Then to have the Sam's club story on the same day.  Just stupid


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Re: Sam's Club Closing
« Reply #9 on: January 11, 2018, 09:53:12 PM »
One in Minnesota. They have under invested in the stores. Looking run down too me. Then again I'm a Costco guy


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Re: Sam's Club Closing
« Reply #10 on: January 11, 2018, 10:37:29 PM »
I go to Costco because the one in my area has a great choice of meat at decent prices.
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Re: Sam's Club Closing
« Reply #11 on: January 12, 2018, 04:31:47 AM »
I hear costco has good frozen burgers
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Re: Sam's Club Closing
« Reply #12 on: January 12, 2018, 07:29:49 AM »
The whole concept and business model of "big box retail" is changing.  Amazon and Whole Foods along with a very tight labor market are forcing the folks in Bentonville to maneuver to a different niche.  Interesting to watch.

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Re: Sam's Club Closing
« Reply #13 on: January 12, 2018, 08:43:12 AM »
I hear costco has good frozen burgers

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