I believe this is what's called "trickle down" and it can actually work.
Walmart abruptly announced Thursday plans to close more than 60 of its Sam's Club locations, or nearly 10 percent of its store fleet, across the country.
The wholesale club locations closing span from Alaska to Puerto Rico. Some of the shuttered stores will be converted into e-commerce fulfillment facilities, the company said.
The news came on the same day the big-box retailer announced it would be boosting its starting wage for hourly employees and handing out bonuses, among other benefits, after the passage of new tax legislation.
As local media outlets began to report on the store closures, though, disgruntled shoppers took to sites like Twitter and Facebook to learn what was going on. Many customers were seen asking for refunds on memberships, which cost $45 annually, and others were concerned about where they would pick up prescriptions.
OR they could have NOT paid the bonuses AND kept THESE stores open and kept the employees there working?
There is some trickling going on....