Walmart Canada Announces Two Store Closures, $200 Million In Updates

Walmart Canada Announces Two Store Closures, $200 Million In Updates
Walmart Canada Announces Two Store Closures, $200 Million In Updates (Walmart Canada)

Walmart Canada plans to invest $200 million in its store network this year, with a focus on refurbishing and refreshing 31 stores across the country.

The big-box retailer also announced it would be closing two locations in Quebec and Ontario as part of the company’s store strategy.

More specifically, Walmart said all associates working at 101 Boulevard Cardinal Leger, in Pincourt, Quebec and 293 Bay Street in Sault St. Marie, Ontario will be offered positions at nearby Walmart locations.

The retailer also said it is investing $200 million to strengthen the company’s store network and provide a better in-store experience for consumers. As part of the investment, Walmart will expand its fresh food Supercentre format to more locations and the investments will also help create a more seamless experience for customers ordering on Walmart.ca and picking up at their local store.

Walmart estimates 3,250 construction jobs will be created across the country to support the upgrades. Over the last five years, the company said it has invested over $1 billion in its Canadian store network.

Enhancements customers can expect to see in their local stores include:

  • Better experience for customers shopping online and picking up in stores: Updated features include dedicated parking spaces for online grocery pickup and new areas in stores devoted to online orders.
  • Wider assortment and increased customer offering: Focus on food assortment and fresh, adding in bakery departments and hot food offerings, as well as introducing new licensees to stores for increased customer convenience.
  • Contemporary updates: Physical updates that provide a refreshed look and feel, including rearranged stores, updated colour palette, new signage, and initiatives to make stores fun and engaging for customer.

Renovated Stores by Province:

ALBERTA

ONTARIO

Calgary (Westbrook)

Bolton

Grande Prairie

Brampton (East)

Lethbridge

Brockville

Lloydminster

Kanata

Wetaskiwin

Kenora

Orillia

BRITISH COLUMBIA

Ottawa (South)

Langley

Pembroke

Victoria

Renfrew

Richmond Hill (South)

MANITOBA

St. Catharines (Centre)

Winnipeg (North)

St. Thomas

Thompson

Timmins

Toronto (Stockyards)

NEWFOUNDLAND

Trenton

Gander

Vaughan (West)

Windsor (South)

QUEBEC

Montreal (Decarie)

Repentigny

St. Jerome

SASKATCHEWAN

Yorkton

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