Three Portland area Walmart stores are closing – 3 of 269 Walmart outlets scheduled for closing nationwide. Most of the closures are in the deep south and Texas. Walmart officials at their headquarters in Bentonville, AR say they’re shuttering stores that are quite close to other Walmart stores. They added that internet-order shopping is getting to be more prevalent which is forcing most American retailers to re-assess their sales strategy – and the name Amazon was mentioned. Walmart also offers internet-order services as well.