Sam’s Club this week opened a new 136,000-sq.-ft. club adjacent to a Walmart supercenter in La Marque, Texas.
The club, built in 1991, was relocated from neighboring Texas City. The communities are located along I-45 southeast of Houston en route to the coastal community of Galveston. The new club, Sam’s first of the year, is one of an expected 15 to 20 new units this year that mark Sam’s most aggressive expansion in roughly a decade. Sam’s ended last year with 620 clubs and sales of $56.4 billion.
As president and CEO Rosalind Brewer noted during the Sam’s Club portion of Walmart’s fourth quarter earnings call, "Sam’s Club has a great opportunity to engage more and more members in both new and existing markets."
As a result of the relocation to La Marque, Sam’s Club added 40 new employees and was able to include a hearing aid center, optical center and pharmacy.