Multiple media outlets across the nation reported Sam's Club locations locations closed without warning to the public on Thursday.
Closures have been reported by local media in Texas, New York, New Jersey, Indiana, and elsewhere.
The store responded to consumers and employees on twitter with a statement saying "after a thorough review of our existing portfolio, we've decided to close a series of clubs and better align our locations with our strategy."
Some locations have already been removed from the store website. Existing stores can be found at https://www.samsclub.com/locator.
The news comes the same that that Walmart, the owner and operator of Sam's Club, announced that it would raise minimum pay for its employees to $11.
TEGNA has reached out to Walmart and Sam's Club for comment.
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