Retailer to operate 202 24-hour stores until Christmas Eve
MISSISSAUGA, ON, Nov. 30, 2011 /CNW/ - Walmart Canada today announced
that it will operate 202 of its 329 stores nationwide around the clock
in December. More than half of Walmart stores will open their doors on
December 2 and leave them open until closing time on Christmas Eve.
"We know Canadians are facing tough economic times. Our goal is to help
our customers prepare for the holiday season by providing everyday low
prices on everything they need - from food, to apparel, to electronics
and toys - to make this year's celebrations memorable," said Jim
Thompson, chief operating officer for Walmart Canada. "For the past
several years, we've been happy to offer 24-hour shopping in
communities across Canada during the Christmas shopping period.
Flexible hours and one-stop shopping are two of the reasons why
Canadians continue to choose Walmart as their destination for holiday
In addition to the company's everyday low prices and rollback pricing,
Walmart Canada has a commitment to match prices through their Ad Match
program. Under this program, Walmart Canada will match the advertised
in-store retail price of any local competitor for an identical product
purchased at a Walmart Canada store (Some conditions and limitations
apply. Full details can be found in store.)
New this year, customers can take advantage of Walmart's everyday low
prices without leaving the comfort of their home. A selection of
products, including electronics, toys, small appliances, jewellery and
furniture are available for purchase online through walmart.ca, the
retailer's newly developed e-commerce site.
One or more Walmart stores in the following cities will operate
24-hours-a-day from December 2 until closing time on December 24,
unless otherwise noted. Customers should confirm exact locations and
schedules at www.walmart.ca.
Alberta: Airdrie; Brooks; Calgary; Camrose; Cold Lake; Drayton Valley
(open Dec. 9-24); Drumheller; Edmonton; Edson (open Dec. 9-24); Fort
McMurray; Fort Saskatchewan; Grande Prairie; Hinton; Lethbridge;
Lloydminster; Leduc; Medicine Hat; Okotoks; Olds; Peace River; Red
Deer; Sherwood Park; Slave Lake; Spruce Grove; St. Albert; Strathmore;
Stettler; Sylvan Lake; Taber; Vergeville; Wainwright; Wetaskiwin;
Whitecourt (open Dec. 9-24).
British Columbia: Abbotsford; Burnaby; Campbell River; Chilliwack;
Cranbrook; Courtenay; Dawson Creek (Dec. 9-24); Duncan; Fort St. John;
Kamloops; Kelowna; Langford; Langley; Merrit; Nanaimo; Nelson; New
Westminster; North Vancouver; Penticton; Port Alberni; Port Coquitlam;
Powell River; Prince George; Quesnel (Dec. 9-24); Squamish; Surrey;
Terrace (Dec. 9-24); Trail; Vancouver; Vernon; Victoria; Westbank;
Williams Lake (Dec. 9-24).
Manitoba: Brandon; Dauphin; Flin Flon (Dec. 9-24); Portage La Prairie
Selkirk; Thompson (Dec. 9-24); Transcona; Winkler; Winnipeg;
New Brunswick: Bathurst (open Dec. 9-24); Fredericton; Miramichi;
Moncton; Saint John; Woodstock.
Newfoundland: Carbonear (open Dec. 9-24); Clarenville (open Dec. 9-24);
Corner Brook (open Dec. 9-24); Gander (open Dec. 9-24); Grand
Falls-Windsor (open Dec. 9-24); Mount Pearl; St. John's.
Northwest Territories: Yellowknife
Nova Scotia: Amherst (open Dec. 9-24); Bedford; Bridgewater (open Dec.
9-24); Dartmouth; Halifax; New Glasgow (open Dec. 9-24); New Minas
(open Dec. 9-24); Pt. Hawkesbury (open Dec. 9-24); (Sackville; Sydney
(open Dec. 9-24); Sydney River (open Dec. 9-24); Truro (open Dec.
Ontario: Agincourt; Ajax; Ancaster; Aurora; Barrhaven; Barrie;
Belleville; Bolton; Bowmanville; Bradford; Brampton; Brantford;
Brockville; Burlington; Cambridge; Chatham; Cobourg; Collingwood;
Cornwall; Dryden (open Dec. 9-24); Etobicoke; Fort Erie; Fort Frances
(open Dec. 9-24); Guelph; Kanata; Kenora (open Dec. 9-24); Kingston;
Kitchener; Laurentian; Leamington; London; Markham; Midland; Milton;
Mississauga; Napanee; Newmarket; North Bay; Oakville; Orangeville;
Orillia; Orleans; Oshawa; Ottawa; Owen Sound; Pembroke; Peterborough
(open Dec. 9-24); Pickering; Port Elgin (open Dec. 9-24); Richmond
Hill; Sarnia; Scarborough; Simcoe; St. Catharines; St. Thomas;
Stouffville; Thornhill; Thunder Bay; Timmins; Toronto; Trenton;
Uxbridge (open Dec. 9-24); Vaughan; Waterloo; Whitby (open Dec. 16-24);
Prince Edward Island: Charlottetown (open Dec. 9-24); Summerside (open
Saskatchewan: Estevan; Kindersley; Moose Jaw; North Battleford; Prince
Albert; Regina; Saskatoon; Swift Current; Weyburn; Yorkton.
About Walmart Canada
Established in 1994 and headquartered in Mississauga Ontario, Walmart
Canada operates a growing network of 329 stores and serves more than
one million customers each day across Canada. Walmart is one of
Canada's largest employers with more than 85,000 associates, and is a
platinum level winner in the Canada's 10 Most Admired Corporate
Cultures program, as well as one being named of the best places to work
for 50-plus Canadians.
SOURCE WAL-MART CANADA CORP.
For further information:
For more information and to arrange interviews with store or company representatives:
Rosalyn Carneiro, Corporate Affairs, Walmart Canada, 905-821-2111, ext. 74240