Everett, WA

Walmart Shuts Down Shop: Everett, WA Left in the Lurch!

Ash Jurberg

The retail apocalypse continues across the United States, with Walmart announcing more store closures, including one in Everett, Washington.

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Sad news for shoppers in Everett, Washington, with confirmation that the Walmart at 11400 Highway 99 will close on April 21.

It is another blow to residents in Washington, who have faced a number of retail store closures this year, with more set to come.

Walmart is closing several stores across the United States as "unfortunately, some do not meet our financial expectations. While our underlying business is strong, these specific stores haven’t performed as well as we hoped.”

Local retailers at the strip mall were disappointed with the news, with some stating they relied on Walmart to drive customers to them.

The store opened in 2006 and employed 198 people who will be offered the opportunity to move to another Walmart location. The Walmart Supercenter at 1605 SE Everett Mall Way will remain open.

"We are grateful to the customers who have given us the privilege of serving them at our Everett location at 11400 Highway 99. We look forward to serving them at our other stores in the surrounding communities and on walmart.com” Lauren Willis, Walmart’s Western U.S. Communications Director

The retail industry has been hit hard of late; over the last month, more than 1400 retail stores have been listed to close, with the possibility of more to come.

For a complete list of retail stores closing in Washington, read this article, and to keep up to date with all the latest retail developments, please follow me.

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