Walmart, which has over 10,500 stores worldwide, including at least one in
each U.S. state, said that two stores, including one Supercenter, will close soon and others will close for various reasons.
The firm announced the permanent closure of a 2008-opened Supercenter in Southwest Louisville, Ky., and another in Cincinnati due to underperformance.
The company told Louisville local news station WHAS11 and The Cincinnati Enquirer that they "are grateful to the customers who have given us the
privilege of serving them" at both locations and that "we look forward to serving them at our other stores in the surrounding communities
Elsewhere Walmart stores are also affected. Local sources say a 1.2 million-square-foot distribution center fire in Indianapolis, Ind., required
roughly 200 firemen and caused surrounding facilities to evacuate on March 16. Inside, 1,000 Walmart workers were found.
Another Walmart store is shuttered after a roof fire burned a 40-foot hole and caused so much smoke that much of the goods is unsalvageable.
Mayor Will Stephens told Benton News that the Murphysboro, Illinois location will open in a few weeks despite admitting he thought restorations