Wal-Mart Guilford

The town of Guilford issued the following statement regarding the closing of the Guilford Wal-Mart announced today:

Walmart has notified the Town of Guilford that it will be closing the 900 Boston Post Road location in Guilford mainly due to underperformance. The store, including the pharmacy, will be closed to customers on Friday, May 20. Pharmacy staff will work with customers to transfer prescriptions to another convenient location. In the coming weeks, the store will begin clearance sales to sell as much remaining merchandise as possible. Walmart will also work with current employees on transfers to another store.

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(17) comments

Guest

Does the town not know anything about there store? There isnt even a pharmacy in this location. Whats really going on? Im here often and there is never a time when the store has a limited number of shoppers. Under performance? Im not buying it.

Guest

Honestly, I wondered the exact same thing, Also, cannot help but be irritated at the effort (stealth) that Walmart did to stop Costco from coming in where Petco et al are now. Further - are you kidding? It's underperforming? It's the only game in town besides going way out of one's way. And, it's always crowded. Calling major bull s--t on Walmart. Bur what does anyone think of a corporation that keeps its employees in such poverty that they call for food drives to assist their own employees during holiday seasons?

Guest

The statement that was made by Walmart is their standard press release used over and over across the nation. It does not mean the store was not busy, or even that the store did not make money. It means that it did not make enough money to meet their 2022 goals. They know most small retailers are now gone from the area and most people have to shop their other stores. They are well aware that most people will just visit the Branford store, so that can only improve their Branford store. These decisions are not made from a community vison but on the bottom line only. Branford and Old Saybrook stores will both have increases. Period.

Guest

Exactly. "Underperformance" does not mean "Not profitable." It means "Not profitable enough for us."

Guest

We need Walmart, Not another store in town that we can get most anything.[thumbdown]

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Guest

Pretty soon there will be no stores to shop!! I am disabled and the Guilford store is the only one close to Madison that have provisions for the disabled. They should have never expanded . STOP BUYING FROM THE INTERNET BEFORE ALL STORES WILL NO LONGER EXIST111

Guest

Let's face it...Guilford has never had much to offer except dysfunctionality and backwardness. Terrible police department. Lousy school system. Medical 'care' which is dangerously incompetent. Nothing for kids to do except smoke pot, which will get worse now that they're eliminating the police department basketball courts. Closing down Walmart is just in keeping with that theme of small town dysfunctionality.

Guest

Isn’t Guilford’s school system consistently ranked among the best in the state, like in the top 10? I think the Walmart location would be better suited as a Target

Guest

Easy to be a top school if you give non performers an A

Guest

So what are your ideas on how to fix it? It's really easy to be negative - less easy tp think of constructive solutions.

Guest

I’m sure Guilford doesn’t care. The only town I ever worked in as a union construction worker where they sent the message to every crew building their new school. You are not wanted in this town after work. Do not stop at our stores, bars or restaurants. Get in your cars and go home.

I can only imagine what they think of Walmart.

Guest

I call bullshit

Guest

You cannot be serious. You and crew were told not to stay around Guilford? I cannot believe it!

Guest

Sure…

Maybe go do something to contribute to society instead of telling lies. Liar

Guest

this store treated their employees like slaves//see ya //thank god

Guest

Sean Scanlon & Matt Hoey most likely destroying commerce like they are destroying East Haven with airport pollution. I see an Amazon warehouse in your future Guilford, you ruined it for yourself with all the online shopping

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