4 SW MO Walmart Stores Among Those Closing


BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Four Walmart Neighborhood Markets in southwest Missouri and ten in Arkansas are among the stores in the U.S. that will close under plans announced by the Walmart corporation Friday.

The company says it will close stores in Anderson, Noel, Seligman and Clever, Missouri.  Read the full list here.

Ten stores in Arkansas are on the list to close.  They are in Mansfield, Mulberry, Charleston, Coal Hill, Damascus, Decatur, Van Buren, Gentry, Gravette, and Prairie Grove.

Walmart announced it is closing 269 stores in the U.S. and globally. 154 of those are in the U.S., including the company’s 102 Walmart Express stores. The company says it wants to focus on its Supercenters, Neighborhood Markets, and expanding pickup service.

In all, 16,000 Walmart workers are affected.  The company says about 10,000 of those are in the U.S., and will work to put those workers in other, nearby Walmart stores. Otherwise, the company will offer 60 days of pay and, if eligible, severance, as well as resume and interview skills training.

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