ABC is reporting the closing of 269 Walmart stores around the world with 156 of those in the United States. Fortunately, looking at the list of states targeted for these closures, there are zero for Washington state. Looks like Yakima and our friends in Sunnyside and Tri-Cities are safe.

Along with seven Puerto Rico locations and a few Sam's Club stores (think Walmart Costco) this list includes many locations of both standard Walmart, Walmart express and Walmart supercenters from states like California, Maryland, Wisconsin, Alaska, Alabama, Michigan, North Carolina, Nevada, Ohio, Texas, West Virginia, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Louisina, Missouri, Mississippi, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee and Connecticut.

Most of the locations closing are the Walmart Express stores which are very popular is the south.

ABC has more on the story.