Walmart is one of the largest retailers in the world with around 2.3 million employees, 1.5 million in the United States alone. The company boasts an astonishing half-a-trillion dollars in annual revenue, but even giants can fall. Within the coming months the global retail mega giant will be closing 269 stores with 159 of those in the United States. What does this mean for you? A lot of things, but there are two very important ones you’ll want to take note of.
The first impact this is going to have is on the local communities in which these stores are closing. That’s thousands of people out of work with hardly any other prospects to speak of. Our local communities are suffering immensely, but with the closure of Walmart it’s about to get worse. Competition is about to get stiffer for even the most basic of jobs, which begs the question – what’s next? The company does intend to open more than 300 stores in the coming year, but what about the communities it abandoned?
The second thing you want to note is with all these stores going out of business there’s going to be some 20%-50% off sales to take advantage of! Obviously this isn’t too much of a bright side here, but when you’re handed a pile of garbage you’ve got to find something good about it…
Here’s the full list of closures:
Alabama (All closing Jan. 28):
407 West Washington St., Abbeville, Ala.
18 Apple Way, Ashford, Ala.
7201 Aaron Aronov Drive, Fairfield, Ala.
3530 Cathedral Caverns Hwy, Grant, Ala.
6361 Hwy 72 East, Gurley, Ala.
14331 Count Rd. 99, Headland, Ala.
10188 Hwy 431 South, New Hope, Ala.
952 E. Lawrence Harris Hwy, Slocomb, Ala.
87395 US Hwy 278, Snead, Ala.
Alaska (Closing Feb. 5):
6525 Glacier Hwy, Juneau, Alaska
Arkansas (Closing Jan. 28):
814 W. Main, Charleston, Ark.
1531 E Hwy 64, Coal Hill, Ark.
5 Hwy 124 West, Damascus, Ark.
154 E Roller, Decatur, Ark.
905 S Gentry Blvd, Gentry, Ark.
800 1st Ave SE, Gravette, Ark.
720 N Hwy 71, Mansfield, Ark.
117 Audubon Drive, Maumelle, Ark.
3500 Mulberry Hwy 64 W, Mulberry, Ark.
881 W Buchanan, Prairie Grove, Ark.
8848 N Hwy 59, Van Buren, Ark.
California (Closing Jan. 28):
2408 Lincoln Ave., Altadena, Calif.
6820 Eastern Ave., Bell Gardens, Calif.
12120 Carson St., Hawaiian Gardens, Calif.
151 E 5th St., Long Beach, Calif.
4101 Crenshaw Blcd., Los Angeles, Calif.
701 W Cesar E Chavez Ave., Los Angeles, Calif.
8400 Edgewater Drive, Oakland, Calif.
2045 E Highland Ave., San Bernardino, Calif.
5502 Monterey Hwy, San Jose, Calif.
Colorado (Closing dates vary):
2253 S Monaco Pkwy., Denver, Colo. (Jan. 28)
8196 West Bowles Ave., Littleton, Colo. (Jan. 17)
Connecticut (Closing Jan. 28):
333 N Main St., West Hartford, Conn.
Florida (Closing Jan. 28):
15726 SE Hwy 19, Cross City, Fla.
1113 S.R. 20, Interlachen, Fla.
1209 East Wade St., Trenton, Fla.
Georgia (Closing Jan. 28):
1041 S US Hwy 1, Alma, Ga.
155 West Washington Ave., Ashburn, Ga.
907 Marianna Hwy, Donalsonville, Ga.
560 S. Broad St., Ellaville, Ga.
142 S. Valdosta Road, Lakeland, Ga.
290 Albany Ave. West, Pearson, Ga.
398 Barrow Ave SW, Pelham, Ga.
Illinois (Closing Jan. 17):
225 W Chicago Ave., Chicago, Ill.
3636 N Broadway, Chicago, Ill.
Kansas (Closing Jan. 28):
505 Housatonic St., Burlington, Kan.
900 East Ross Ave., Clearwater, Kan.
705 Housatonic St., Burlington, Kan.
1105 East 15th St., Ellsworth, Kan.
605 Orchard Drive, Hillsboro, Kan.
120 West Rosewood St., Rose Hill, Kan.
4794 E 13th, Wichita, Kan.
601 N West St. STE 100, Wichita, Kan.
9831 E Harry St., Wichita, Kan.
Louisiana (Closing Jan. 28):
9181 Hwy 67, Clinton, La.
1506 Main St., Colfax, La.
515 3rd St., Independence, La.
501 West Hwy 90, Iowa, La.
920 Avenue G, Kentwood, La.
620 North Hwy 26, Lake Arthur, La.
1445 Old Highway 13, Mamou, La.
1495 Obrie St., Zwolle, La.
Maryland (Closing Jan. 17):
2701 Port Covington Drive, Baltimore, Md.
Massachusetts (Sam’s Club only; closing Jan. 28):
941 Grinnell St., Fall River, Mass.
1110 Fall River Ave., Seekonk, Mass.
Michigan (Closing Jan. 28):
10400 Highland Rd., Hartland, Mich.
SAM’S CLUB: 495 Summit Drive, Waterford, Mich.
Missouri (Closing Jan. 28):
224 E Hwy 76, Anderson, Mo.
414 N Elm, Clever, Mo.
508 N Cliffside Dr., Noel, Mo.
33597 State Hwy 112, Seligman, Mo.
Mississippi (Closing Jan. 28):
410 2nd St., Belmont, Miss.
519 W Veterans Ave., Derma, Miss.
2795 Hwy 371 N, Mantachie, Miss.
7104 Will Robbins Hwy, Nettleton, Miss.
420 E Lee St., Sardis, Miss.
28191 Hwy 15, Walnut, Miss.
North Carolina (Closing Jan. 28):
182 NC 102 W, Ayden, N.C.
702 S. Wall St., Benson, N.C.
112 N Main St., Broadway, N.C.
945 Monroe St., Carthage, N.C.
511 N Mckinley St., Coats, N.C.
1010 Martin Luther King Pkwy., Durham, N.C.
6043 US Hwy 301 S, Four Oaks, N.C.
632 W Swannanoa Ave., Liberty, N.C.
189 Hickory Tree Rd., Midway, N.C.
1400 B Broad St., Oriental, N.C.
303 S. Goldsboro St., Pikeville, N.C.
509 Dr. Donnie H. Jones Blvd W, Princeton, N.C.
908 E. 4th Ave., Red Springs, N.C.
139 N Hwy 49, Richfield, N.C.
905 SE 2nd St., Snow Hill, N.C.
7670 Clinton Rd., Stedman, N.C.
1593 NC Hwy 86 N, Yanceyville, N.C.
Nevada (Closing Jan. 17):
4350 N Nellis Blvd., Las Vegas, Nev.
Ohio (Closing Jan. 28):
22209 Rockside Rd., Bedford, Ohio
Oklahoma (Closing Jan. 28):
19250 E Hwy 66, Luther, Okla.
124 E. Columbia St., Okemah, Okla.
2310 West Main, Prague, Okla.
1600 West Hwy 66, Stroud, Okla.
812 N Clarence Nash Blvd., Watonga, Okla.
2324 Seran Drive, Wewoka, Okla.
Oregon (Closing dates vary):
17711 Jean Way, Lake Oswego, Ore. (Jan. 28)
8235 SW Apple Way, Portland, Ore. (Jan. 17)
Puerto Rico (Amigo stores only; closing Jan. 28):
1 Ave Monserrate STE 1, Carolina, PR
PR 14, Parque Industrial, Coamo, PR
Centro Com Rio Grande State, Rio Grande, PR
Carr 180 KM 0 HM 2, Salinas, PR
Carr 165 KM 4.7, Toa Alta, PR
7B Calle Munoz Rivera, Villalba, PR
Bo Salto Arriba, Utuado, PR
Rhode Island (Sam’s Club only; closing Jan. 28):
25 Pace Blvd., Warwick, R.I.
South Carolina (Closing dates vary):
9032 Hwy 14, Gray Court, S.C. (Jan. 28)
7013 S Pine St., Pacolet, S.C. (Jan. 17)
721 US Hwy 321 BYP S Unit, Winnsboro, S.C. (Jan. 28)
Tennessee (Closing Jan. 28):
4718 Nashville Hwy, Chapel Hill, Tenn.
400 North Main St., Cornersville, Tenn.
934 Hwy 79, Dover, Tenn.
523 N Military St., Loretto, Tenn.
1220 Gallatin Ave., Nashville, Tenn.
Texas (Closing Jan. 28, except where noted):
122 Commercial Ave., Anson, Texas
8201 N FM 620, Austin, Texas
7480 Padre Island Hwy, Brownsville, Texas
1901 S. Texas Ave., Bryan, Texas
2218 Greenville Ave., Dallas (Greenville), Texas
12522 Fm 1840, Dekalb, Texas
1787 US Hwy 259 S, Diana, Texas
504 W Pine St., Edgewood, Texas
440 E Pine St., Frankston, Texas
4268 Legacy Drive, Frisco, Texas (Jan. 17)
501 N Main, Godley, Texas
416 N Third St., Grandview, Texas
5 N 14th St., Haskell, Texas
2740 Gessner Rd., Houston, Texas
7075 FM 1960 Rd W, Houston, Texas
870 Taylor St., Hughes Springs, Texas
721 Dale Evans Drive, Italy, Texas
221 S State Hwy 274, Kemp, Texas
420 S US 69, Leonard, Texas
914 North Main St., Lone Star, Texas
114 Redwater Boulevard West, Maud, Texas
1003 Telephone Cir., Merkel, Texas
504 WL Doc Dodson, Naples, Texas
428 N Dallas St., Palmer, Texas
14091 FM 490, Raymondville, Texas
2201 West Southlake Blvd., Southlake, Texas
1005 Texas Avenue E, Waskom, Texas
301 Hwy 69 S, Whitewright, Texas
1010 N Main St., Winters, Texas
West Virginia (Closing Jan. 28):
61 Plaza Drive, Kimball, W.Va.
Wisconsin (Closing Jan. 28):
N88W15559 Main St., Menomonee Falls, Wis.
5825 W Hope Ave., Milwaukee, Wis.
S14W22605 Coral Drive, Waukesha, Wis.
3850 N 124th St., Wauwatosa, Wis.
Don’t miss out on any of these closing sales, especially since they’ll generally be as good, if not better than, the Black Friday deals!