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• The Drum reports that Walmart plans to open 40 Sam’s Club stores in China by 2020, almost doubling the number of membership warehouse stores that it operates there.

There are 23 Sam’s Clubs in China at the moment, with some two million members.

According to the story, “The Sam’s Club stores are part of Walmart’s China business, which also includes hypermarkets and compact ‘community-based’ small supermarket businesses. Walmart also operates an online grocery delivery business JD Daojia, through a partnership with JD.com, as well as WeChat mini program, which has more than 30 million members.”
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