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February 27, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
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.
January 25, 2010 | By Dawn C. Chmielewski
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.
January 24, 2014 | By Tiffany Hsu
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is laying off 2,300 employees in its Sam's Club division as it tries to make its workforce leaner. In total, 2% of the 116,000 Sam's Club employees in the U.S. will lose their jobs. Employees were being informed of the layoffs Friday, spokesman Bill Durling said. Sam's Club, a membership-based warehouse chain in the mold of Costco, said nearly half the cuts will affect salaried assistant managers. In the fresh goods area, where previously there were six separate assistant managers, now three more senior and better-paid managers are to oversee a meat and deli block, a grocery and produce section and a bakery and cafe segment.
December 28, 2012 | By Tiffany Hsu
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 7, 2014 | By Ricardo Lopez
Tyson's Foods Inc. is recalling 75,000 pounds of chicken nuggets sold at Sam's Club stores nationwide after discovering the food contained pieces of plastic that have caused minor oral injuries to consumers, the company and the U.S. Department of Agriculture said. The recall is for five-pound bags of frozen chicken nuggets. “A small number of consumers who contacted the company indicated they had found small pieces of plastic in the nuggets,” the company said in a statement on its website.
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.
November 24, 1986 | RANDY LEWIS, Times Staff Writer
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.
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.
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