(LBF) -- Walmart Inc. on Wednesday announced it will close three Louisville stores next month.

The closing stores are:

Walmart Supercenter at 1915 S. Hurstbourne Parkway, with about 200 employees in 127,000 square feet

Walmart Neighborhood Marketplace at 201 Blankenbaker Parkway, with 95 employees in 52,000 square feet

Walmart Neighborhood Marketplace at 3010 Poplar Level Road, with 90 employees in 40,000 square feet

Anne Hatfield, director of communications for Kentucky for the Bentonville, Ark.-based retail giant, confirmed that the brand would shutter the stores Aug. 10. She said it's in response to changing consumer habits and that the stores were not performing well.

Hatfield said they informed employees at each of the three stores Wednesday morning.

"These are very difficult decisions. There is a lot of change happening in retail," Hatfield said in a phone call with Louisville Business First. "The way customers shop today is changing rapidly and we need to meet customer demands. They are evolving. And part of that is evaluating how our stores are performing. Decisions are based on many things, one of them being store performance."

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