Loblaw Companies Ltd. plans to invest $1.3 billion renovating 500 existing stores and opening 300 new ones this year, the company announced Thursday.
The expansion plan includes the continued roll out of its Click & Collect e-commerce program, improved health and wellness services, and the inclusion of fresh food at select Shoppers Drug Mart locations.
The company says the investment will add an estimated 10,000 retail, trade and construction jobs to its current workforce of approximately 200,000 employees.
“Our investment will create improved retail experiences for customers and local jobs for communities,” the company said in a statement.
Image via Loblaws