Midlands Walmart among three closing in SC

Midlands Walmart among three closing in SC

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - Three South Carolina Walmart stores are on the list of stores to be closed by the retail giant, according to a list published by the company Friday afternoon.

Two Walmart Express stores -- one in Gray Court, SC and the other in Pacolet, SC -- and, the Walmart Supercenter in Winnsboro will be closed by the end of January, according to the company.

The Supercenter in Winnsboro is one of 12 Supercenters to be closed.

The move comes as the company plans to shutter 154 U.S. stores, according to a company press release, including the company's 102 Walmart Express stores, the smallest format stores.

About 16,000 to be affected worldwide - roughly 10,000 of whom are in the U.S. - according to the company. It said more than 95 percent of the closed stores in the U.S. are within 10 miles on average of another Walmart, so the hope is those associates can gain employment at nearby stores.

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