Walmart has announced the final closure of one of its stores in the United States in May, following closures at four other locations in the past.
As such, the retail store announced that the Neighborhood Market location in Overland Park, Kansas has been added to the next block of reductions, which will be completed in May. According to local press, the store is located on the outskirts of Kansas City in Missouri and has been in operation for at least 20 years, having opened in 2003.
A Walmart spokeswoman told the local press, “We are grateful to the customers who have given us the privilege of serving them at our Overland Park location at 10303 Metcalf.” “We look forward to serving you at our other stores in surrounding communities and on Walmart.com,” he said.
Walmart customers who are in this area should be aware that the stores have a Neighborhood Market format, that is, they are smaller versions of the parent stores, focusing their services on pharmacy and groceries.
The exact date on which the store will permanently bring down its curtain will be next May 26. The staff have been directed to process the pending prescriptions so that the procurement of medicines can be expedited.
Another option that patrons of this store may have on hand is another Neighborhood Market location only six minutes away from the one that’s closed. While pharmacies will remain open till May 26, the rest of the stores will remain completely closed till June 2.
Overall, Walmart announced that it would close a total of 22 stores by 2023, with several locations already closed. The company said that the definitive withdrawal will happen by the end of the year. Some of the worst affected areas have been Illinois and Chicago.
“The simplest explanation is that, collectively, our Chicago stores have not been profitable since they opened nearly 17 years ago,” Walmart said in a statement.
The statement continued, “These stores lose millions of dollars annually, and their annual losses have nearly doubled over the past five years.”
But Walmart’s loss has also affected the states of Minnesota, Hawaii, Washington, Ohio, Oregon and Ketucky. It is to be expected that there are different items on sale.