January 25, 2010 |
Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the world's largest retailer, will eliminate some 11,200 jobs at its Sam's Club stores as it brings in an independent marketing firm to perform in-store product demonstrations. Outsourcing the in-store demonstrations to Shopper Events, a marketing firm based in Rogers, Ark., will trim about 10,000 jobs, or 9% of the company's workforce, the company said. Most of these positions are part time, the company said. The retailer also will eliminate about 1,200 jobs in business membership recruiting, or about two positions at each of its U.S. warehouse clubs.
February 16, 1993 |
Construction has begun on new Wal-Mart and Sam's Club stores that will anchor the Shopping at the Rose retail center, at the Ventura Freeway and Rose Avenue in Oxnard. The units, which are expected to provide 400 jobs, will mark the entry into Ventura County of Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the nation's largest retailer. The company plans to employ 250 workers in the 145,000-square-foot Wal-Mart and 150 in the 135,000-square-foot Sam's Club membership warehouse outlet.
February 27, 2009 |
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said it would close all six of its Sam's Club membership warehouse locations in Canada by the end of March. The Bentonville, Ark.-based discounter is shifting its focus in Canada to supercenters, which sell groceries and general merchandise, after the warehouse clubs failed to meet sales expectations, a spokesman said.
January 27, 1994
Sam's Club, a division of Wal-Mart Stores, has acquired the Pace Warehouse at 4901 N. Santa Anita Ave. in El Monte and reopened the store Jan. 14 as one of its own. Sam's Club officials said Pace members automatically become Sam's Club members, and the estimated 140 Pace employees may keep their jobs at the same pay. One of the nation's largest membership-only warehouse clubs, Sam's Club recently bought 92 other Pace Warehouse centers across the nation.
December 28, 2012 |
Smoked salmon sold at Wal-Mart's Sam's Club stores nationwide is being recalled in 42 states, including California, and Puerto Rico amid listeria concerns. The fish was produced by a Miami subsidiary of Multiexport Foods Inc. in conjunction with Tampa Bay Fisheries Inc. The companies are pulling the product “with an overabundance of caution,” according to a Wal-Mart statement . The listeria monocytogenes bacteria - which can cause fatal infections in the elderly, the young and those with weak immune systems, and lead to fever, nausea and diarrhea in other victims - was discovered during a standard lab test on a shipment of the salmon that hadn't been distributed to stores, according to Wal-Mart.
April 30, 1995 |
The rain on Jan. 23, 1995, was hard and unrelenting. Cooped in a classroom at Calabasas High that day, about 40 candidates for the Coyotes' baseball team whiled away the sixth-period P.E. class while co-coach and English teacher Rick Nathanson did his best to keep the group under control. Few players noticed when Nathanson was called into the hall for a short discussion, but when he returned they immediately sensed something was wrong.
December 31, 1993
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. will convert four Pace Club membership warehouse stores in Orange County to Sam's Club warehouse stores early in January, the company said. The four stores to be converted will become the first Sam's Club warehouse stores in the county. The Pace store in Irvine will be closed Monday and Tuesday and will reopen Wednesday. The Stanton and Fullerton stores will be closed Wednesday and Thursday and will reopen Jan. 7. The Fountain Valley store will be closed Jan.
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November 24, 1986 |
The coffin was only cardboard, constructed from empty beer cases and spray-painted black. A small band of musicians played a funeral march as four "pall bearers" hoisted the makeshift casket and led a procession of nearly 100 mourners to a fire ring on Huntington Beach, where the coffin was ceremoniously burned.
August 4, 2001 |
With sales slipping sharply, Riverside-based Fleetwood Enterprises Inc. hopes to boost its manufactured-home business by selling units at Sam's Club discount stores in nine states. The partnership creates a potentially lucrative marketing platform for Fleetwood and marks a bold step by Wal-Mart Stores Inc., parent company of Sam, to move into yet another market.
November 3, 1993 |
Kmart Corp. said Tuesday that it will sell 91 of its 113 Pace Membership stores to Wal-Mart Stores Inc., abandoning its money-losing discount warehouse operation and setting the stage for more intense competition between the surviving warehouse giants: Wal-Mart's Sam's Club and Price/Costco. The $300-million sales agreement gives Wal-Mart an opportunity to expand and challenge Price/Costco in markets where it has little or no presence, particularly California.