A Bunch of Sam’s Club Locations Close Without Warning

Even though their parent company just gave out huge bonuses.

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Shoppers leave a Sam's Club store January 12, 2010 in Rolling Meadows, Illinois. Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the parent company of Sam's Club, announced that it will cut approximately 10 percent of its 110,000 Sam's Club workforce as it tries to revive the big box retailer's sagging sales.

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Customers and employees across the country were surprised to find their local Sam’s Club closed on Thursday. Upon approaching the doors of several locations, people found notices saying their store was shut down. Some notices announced that the closure would be permanent beginning on January 26 or 28, while others said the store would reopen at a later time.

The series of closures appear to be coupled with varying degrees of miscommunication. Employees at some locations had no knowledge of their store's closing until they couldn't get inside. Others were told through a letter earlier that same day. Meanwhile, a WalMart official told Business Insider that the $45 membership fee will be reimbursed to customers impacted. 

#BREAKING: Sam's Club permanently closing West Allis location: https://t.co/LG6fKBb1qF pic.twitter.com/1pMkZFlA6n

— TMJ4 News (@tmj4) January 11, 2018

The same reaction from many @SamsClub customers. No one knows if they will get refunded on their memberships. They wish they had a some kind of a warning #roc @News_8 pic.twitter.com/JTxgJcl5jN

— Jeannie McBride (@jeanniemcbride_) January 11, 2018

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