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Walmart plans to shut 8 stores in Louisiana

Walmart plans to shut 8 stores in Louisiana

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Eight Walmart stores in Louisiana are closing as part of the company's plan to shutter 269 stores worldwide.

More than 100 of the closures will affect the smallest format stores, Walmart Express, which has been in the pilot stage since 2011. The Louisiana stores affected are in Kentwood, Independence, Mamou, Colfax, Lake Arthur, Iowa, Clinton and Zwolle.

They will be closed to the public beginning Jan. 28.

Walmart is also closing 23 neighborhood markets, 12 Supercenters, seven stores in Puerto Rico, six discount centers and four Sam's Clubs.

Walmart operates nearly 11,600 stores worldwide.

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