Walmart Canada is closing six locations and investing $500 million to modernize other stores across the country.
The chain announced it is closing three stores in Ontario, two stores in Alberta and one store in Newfoundland and Labrador.
Walmart locations closing include those in:
- Malton, ON
- Hamilton (County Fair), ON
- Kitchener East, ON
- Calgary (Deer Valley) AB
- Edmonton (Abbotsfield) AB
- St. John’s South, Nfld
Walmart says all associates at stores being shuttered will be offered positions at nearby Walmart locations.
Meanwhile, the company says it will invest $500 million in its Canadian store network, with a focus on refurbishing and refreshing stores in communities across the country.
The work is expected to create more than 2,000 construction jobs in communities from Prince George, British Columbia to New Minas, Nova Scotia.
At completion, more than 60 percent of all Walmart Canada stores will be improved by the investment this year.
The upgrades include:
- Upgrading Supercentres by enhancing the look and feel of the store for example with improved lighting, repairs, paint, new signage, and a refreshed exterior front look.
- Upgrading and improving associate lounges.
- Enhancing some of our highest e-commerce volume stores with an improved picking space for online orders.
- Revamping sales floor layout in select stores.
- Walmart Canada’s first automated market fulfilment centre inside the Scarborough West Walmart Supercentre.
- The Calgary Northland Walmart and the Kitchener Walmart will be converted to Supercentres, and will feature an impressive assortment of fresh groceries, general merchandise, and convenient services available at Walmart’s low prices every day.
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