Sam's West, Inc. is an American chain of membership-only retail warehouse clubs owned and operated by Walmart Inc., founded in 1983 and named after Walmart founder Sam Walton. As of January 31, 2019, Sam's Club ranks second in sales volume among warehouse clubs with $57.839 billion in sales behind rival Costco Wholesale.
Its major competitors are Costco Wholesale and BJ's Wholesale Club.
As of July 31, 2021, Sam's Club operates 599 membership warehouse clubs in the United States in 44 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S Virgin Islands. The only states where Sam's Club does not operate are Alaska, Massachusetts, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Washington, as well as the District of Columbia. Walmart International also operates Sam's Club stores in Mexico and China. It has 165 locations in Mexico, and 33 in China. Grupo Big, formerly Walmart Brazil, which was de-consolidated from Walmart in August 2018, also operates Sam's Clubs in Brazil. Locations generally range in size from 32,000–168,000 sq ft, with an average club size of approximately 134,000 sq ft.
On January 11, 2018, Sam’s Club announced the permanent closure of select stores. In a number of cases, employees showed up to work and found the doors locked and a notice saying that the store would soon be liquidated. Walmart eventually told Business Insider that 63 Sam’s Club stores would begin liquidating across the country, including in Alaska, Arizona, California, Illinois, New York, Ohio, and Texas.
Highest paying job titles at SAM llc include Survey Manager, IT Project Manager, and Energy Engineer