Walmart to shut Columbia Bush River Highway location

COLUMBIA, S.C. — The St. Andrews space will lose one other retail big because the Walmart Supercenter situated at Bush River Procuring Heart is scheduled to shut subsequent month.

Walmart mentioned it had made the “tough” resolution to shut the Walmart Supercenter at 1326 Bush River Highway in Columbia, SC. 

‘Our resolution relies on various components, together with historic and present monetary efficiency, and is consistent with the brink that guides our technique to shut underperforming places,” the corporate mentioned in an electronic mail. 

The shop will formally shut on Friday, Feb. 5, after a sequence of gross sales to filter stock. The Pharmacy will shut earlier, on Jan. 22, and pharmacy workers will work with clients to switch prescriptions to different places.

“Now we have been, and can proceed to be, supportive of our retailer management and associates at our Bush River Highway retailer,” the corporate mentioned. “This resolution is by no means a mirrored image of their arduous work and customer support. We care deeply in regards to the associates being impacted by this resolution. Right here’s what we’re doing to help them:

  • We’re hopeful that the associates on the retailer will wish to proceed their profession with Walmart by transferring to a different retailer. All associates within the retailer shall be eligible for switch. Now we have invested in our associates and we wish to preserve them within the Walmart household. 
  • All associates shall be paid by 4/9/21 until they switch to a different location. After that date, if they don’t switch, eligible associates will obtain severance.

“We’re grateful to the shoppers who’ve given us the privilege of serving them at our Bush River Highway location,” mentioned Phillip Keene, the Director of World Company Affairs/Company Communications for Walmart. “We look ahead to serving them at our different Columbia shops and on walmart.com.”

The Arkansas-based firm may have 10 remaining places within the Midlands, together with Sam’s Membership shops.

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