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One of America’s largest cities will soon be without a Walmart at all. And it is that, As of March 24, in the city of Portland, in the state of Oregon, the supermarket chain will close its only two stores you have at this location.
The reason for the closures is very simple: the stores are simply not selling enough, or at least not reaching the goals that Walmart corporate requires to justify its existence.
To discuss this matter, a spokesperson for the network called Fox 12 Oregon television station and said: “The decision to close these stores was made after a careful review of their overall performance.. We consider many factors, including current and projected financial performance, location, population, customer needs, and the proximity of other nearby stores when making these difficult decisions.”
“After we decided to move forward, our focus is on our (workers) and their transition, which is the case here,” he added.
Despite these statements, some Walmart customers suspect the move is more due to the high rate of theft that had been occurring in the stores, which could have affected the company’s revenue.
Fox 12 Oregon attempted to contact the spokesperson again for a statement on this suspicion, but Walmart did not respond.
It should be noted that one of the Walmart stores that is going to close is in an area where low-income people live, which could put this sector of the population in trouble. And it is that the supermarket was helpful for their economy, since there are not many other options that give products at a low price.
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