Options to stock up on bulk toilet paper and bottled water at a discount are dwindling throughout Upstate New York.

People throughout Upstate New York have been showing up to their local Sam's Club expecting to stock up on some bulk items or score some deals have instead been showing up to stores closed abruptly or notices that their stores will be closing within a couple of weeks.

According to Business Insider Walmart, the company that owns Sam's Club is closing 63 stores across the country which will affect around 9,400 employees. Many of whom had no warning of the stores closing before the signs were put up. Sam's Club CEO said in an email to employees about the reason for the closures.

After a thorough review, it became clear we had built clubs in some locations that impacted other clubs, and where population had not grown as anticipated," Furner said in the email. "We will be closing some clubs, and we notified them today. We'll convert some of them into eCommerce fulfillment centers — to better serve the growing number of members shopping with us online and continue scaling the SamsClub.com business.

So far it looks like Sam's Club in Latham has been spared, at least for now but several locations in Upstate New York will be shut down permanently by January 26th including:


  • 2649 Erie Blvd E, Syracuse, NY 13224
  • 720 Fairmount Ave, Jamestown, NY 14701
  • 700 Elmridge Center Dr, Rochester, NY 14626
  • 1600 Marketplace Dr, Rochester, NY 14623

Despite the fact that fair amount of hardworking New Yorker's will be losing their jobs and communities will be losing their bulk stores I guess the upside is that according to this article several of the Upstate New York stores closed briefly for markdowns so if you happen to be in the area of one of the closing stores you may be able to get some deals before they close permanently.