They did announce the closing of some Sam's clubs, but I thought it was going to be lower performing ones. We still have a few here in Houston. In some cases they have a Sam's right near a large Walmart (across the street over by MicroCenter's new location).
Makes sense to me ^^^. If you are going to pay someone more money, you should expect their productivity to increase, requiring fewer people. If you raise the wages of entry level people, aren't the Supervisors going to want more also, so their subordinates aren't making nearly what they make. And then the Managers, and then the Directors, Vice Presidents, etc.