ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Walmart confirmed Thursday that five South Georgia Walmart stores would close following a report that the company would shutter 154 U.S. locations.
It is part of a global downsizing that will shutter 269 stores around the world out of Walmart's nearly 11,600 stores.
In South Georgia, Walmart said it would close Walmart Express locations in Ashburn, Pelham, Donalsonville, Pearson, and Lakeland.
According to a release, Walmart said the stores would be closed to the public by January 28, 2016.
Walmart said it would also be closing stores in Ellaville, and Alma.
Georgia Walmart stores closing:
- #4228: 560 S. Broad St., Ellaville, GA
- #4229: 1041 S US Hwy 1, Alma, GA
- #4234: 155 West Washington Ave., Ashburn, GA
- #4251: 398 Barrow Ave SW, Pelham, GA
- #4254: 907 Marianna Hwy, Donalsonville, GA
- #4261: 290 Albany Ave. West, Pearson, GA
- #4263: 142 S. Valdosta Road, Lakeland, GA
The announcement comes just one year after the opening of the Walmart store in Pelham, which opened in January 2015. The Ashburn store slated to close had only opened its doors in June 2014.
Full list of Walmart stores closing:
Alabama: Headland, Ashfor, Slocomb, Abbeville, East Gurley, Snead, Grant, New Hope, Fairfield
Arkansas: Mansfield, Maumelle, Mulberry, Charleston, Coal Hill, Van Buren, Damascus, Decatur, Gentry, Gravette, Prairie Grove
California: Altadena, Bell Gardens, San Bernardino, Hawaiian Gardens San Jose, Long Beach, Oakland, two Los Angeles locations
Colorado: Denver, Littleton
Connecticut: West Hartford
Florida: Interlachen, Trenton, Cross City
Georgia: Ellaville, Alma, Ashburn, Pelham, Donalsonville, Pearson, Lakeland
Illinois: Two Chicago locations
Kansas: Clearwater, Burlington, Columbus, Ellsworth, Rose Hill, Hillsboro, three Wichita locations
Louisiana: Mamou Colfax, Lake Arthur, Iowa, Clinton, Kentwood, Zwolle, Independence
Massachusetts: Fall River (Sam's Club), Seekonk (Sam's Club)
Michigan: Hartland, Waterford (Sam's Club)
Missouri: Anderson, Noel, Seligman, Clever
Mississippi: Belmont, Mantachie, Sardis, Walnut, Derma, Nettleton
Nevada: Las Vegas
North Carolina: Durham, Nettleton, Coats, Four Oaks, Broadway, Red Springs, Stedman, Oriental, Benson, Carthage, Pikeville, Liberty, Richfield, Yanceyville, Snow Hill, Ayden, Midway
Oklahoma: Okemah, Luther, Prague, Stroud
Oregon: Portland, Lake Oswego
Puerto Rico: Carolina, Coamo, Rio Grande, Salinas, Toa Alta, Utuado, Villalba
Rhode Island: Warwick (Sam's Club)
South Carolina: Winnsboro
Texas: Italy, Kemp, Edgewood, Whitewright, Anson, Merkel, Haskell, Winters, Godley, Grandview, Leonard, Palmer, Frankston, Diana, Waskom, Hughes Springs, Lone Star, Naples, Dekalb, Maud, Southlake, Bryan, Frisco, Dallas (Greenville)
Wisconsin: Menomonee Falls, Milwaukee, Waukesha, Wauwatosa