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Wal-Mart To Open Eight Sam's Clubs In Beijing

According to reports in Chinese local media, Wal-Mart recently announced its plans to open eight Sam's Club stores in Beijing.

Prior to this, the retailer announced that by 2020, the number of existing and under-construction Sam's Clubs will reach 40 in China.

Shi Jiaqi, Wal-Mart China general legal adviser and senior vice president of legal and corporate affairs, said that Beijing has been an important strategic market for Wal-Mart and their enhanced development in this marketplace relies on confidence in consumers. It is also an important measure to realize Wal-Mart's full-channel retail.

In April 2019, Sam's Club just opened a new store in Shunyi, which is the third Sam's Club in Beijing following Yizhuang store and Shijingshan store. At the same time, another Sam's Club has started construction in Daxing and it is expected to open in 2023. In the future, Wal-Mart plans to select four more sites in Chaoyang, Haidian, Tongzhou, and Changping, respective to complete the layout of eight Sam's Club stores in Beijing.

In addition, Sam's Clubs launched "one-hour delivery" service in core member areas in Beijing.

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