By Wausau Pilot & Review staff
Sam’s Club in Rib Mountain is one of multiple locations that closed temporarily on Sunday after nationwide unrest and rioting.
Officials from Sam’s Club said the decision to close or reopen stores will be made on the needs of each community.
“As we continue monitoring the situations unfolding in cities across the country, we will keep our focus on prioritizing the safety of our associates and customers,” a statement from the company reads.
Protesters in Wausau held an organized event on Friday that remained peaceful.
Additional locations in North Dakota, Texas, Illinois and Wyoming also shut down on Sunday, according to media reports.
Two days earlier, Walmart President and CEO Doug McMillon issued a statement about the death of George Floyd and the resulting unrest in Minneapolis and beyond.
“At a time when our response to the COVID-19 crisis has brought out the best in us, what took place earlier this week is further proof we must remain vigilant in standing together against racism and discrimination,” McMillon said. “Doing so is not only at the heart of the values of our company, it’s at the core of the most basic principles of human rights, dignity and justice.”
Some Walmart stores across the country also closed as a precaution. Walmart is the parent company of Sam’s Club.
The store reopened on Monday.