Walmart Closing 33 Stores in Texas and Oklahoma, 154 Total Across the Country
Walmart announced today that they have plans to close 269 stores in the U.S. and globally. 154 of the stores closing are in the U.S., with 27 of those being in Texas and 6 in Oklahoma.
After evaluating their portfolio in 2015, Walmart officials said that these closures are needed to ensure Walmart remains a healthy business.
“Closing stores is never an easy decision, but it is necessary to keep the company strong and positioned for the future," said Doug McMillon, president and CEO, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. in a statement posted to Walmart's website.
The majority of the stores closing in Texas and Oklahoma are Walmart Express stores, but there are a couple of Supercenters and Neighborhood Markets closing in Texas.
Approximately 10,000 employees in the U.S. will be impacted by Walmart's decision to close these stores. Walmart says that more than 95 percent of the stores closing in the U.S. are within 10 miles of another Walmart, and they hope to transfer these employees to a nearby location.
“The decision to close stores is difficult and we care about the associates who will be impacted,” McMillon said. “We invested considerable time assessing our stores and clubs and don’t take this lightly. We are supporting those impacted with extra pay and support, and we will take all appropriate steps to ensure they are treated well.”
In addition to the closures, Walmart says they plan to open 50 to 60 new Supercenters, 85 to 95 Neighborhood Markets (one planned for Wichita Falls) and 10 Sam's Clubs in the U.S. in 2017.
Janurary 28, 2016 is the date set for the closure of the Walmart stores on the list.
Here's the list of Walmart Stores set to close in Texas and Oklahoma:
#883: 14091 FM 490, Raymondville, TX
#5493: 7480 Padre Island Hwy, Brownsville, TX
#3171: 2218 Greenville Ave., Dallas (Greenville), TX
#3451: 2740 Gessner Rd., Houston, TX
#5985: 2201 West Southlake Blvd., Southlake, TX|
#4126: 1901 S. Texas Ave., Bryan, TX
#5986: 4268 Legacy Drive, Frisco, TX
#2345: 721 Dale Evans Drive, Italy, TX
#2349: 221 S State Hwy 274, Kemp, TX
#2363: 504 W Pine St., Edgewood, TX
#2364: 301 Hwy 69 S, Whitewright, TX
#2410: 122 Commercial Ave., Anson, TX
#2461: 1003 Telephone Cir., Merkel, TX
#2779: 5 N 14th St., Haskell, TX
#2863: 1010 N Main St., Winters, TX
#3820: 501 N Main, Godley, TX
#3822: 416 N Third St., Grandview, TX
#3832: 420 S US 69, Leonard, TX
#3834: 428 N Dallas St., Palmer, TX
#4312: 440 E Pine St., Frankston, TX
#4316: 1787 US Hwy 259 S, Diana, TX
#4320: 1005 Texas Avenue E, Waskom, TX
#4327: 870 Taylor St., Hughes Springs, TX
#4331: 914 North Main St., Lone Star, TX
#4338: 504 WL Doc Dodson, Naples, TX
#4343: 12522 Fm 1840, Dekalb, TX
#4345: 114 Redwater Boulevard West, Maud, TX
#3756: 124 E. Columbia St., Okemah, OK
#4633: 19250 E Hwy 66, Luther, OK
#2456: 2310 West Main, Prague, OK
#2462: 1600 West Hwy 66, Stroud, OK
#3766: 2324 Seran Drive, Wewoka, OK
#3767: 812 N Clarence Nash Blvd., Watonga, OK
See the full list of Walmart stores closing across the country here.