MISSISSAUGA, ON, Dec. 2 /CNW/ - Walmart Canada today announced that it
will operate 193 of its 323 stores nationwide around the clock in
December. More than half of Walmart stores will open their doors on
December 3 and leave them open until closing time on Christmas Eve.
"For Canadians, the economy remains top of mind and our customers
continue to be selective and focused on value," said Jim Thompson,
chief operating officer for Walmart Canada. "Our mission has always
been to save Canadians money. This year, Walmart Canada has already had
a record number of price drops, and we expect that trend to continue
throughout this holiday season."
In recent years, Walmart Canada has offered 24-hour shopping during the
Christmas shopping period. For everyone from busy moms to shift
workers, flexible hours, one-stop shopping and everyday low prices
continue to make Walmart stores a top destination for holiday shoppers
year after year. For the fourth year in a row, Walmart Canada was
ranked the holiday retailer of choice for Christmas shoppers with 66
per cent of respondents planning to shop at Walmart stores according to
Maritz Research Canada's 2010 Holiday Shopping Poll.
One or more Walmart stores in the following cities will operate
24-hours-a-day from December 3 until closing time on December 24,
unless otherwise noted. Customers should confirm exact locations and
schedules at www.walmart.ca.
Alberta: Airdrie; Calgary; Cold Lake; Drayton Valley (open Dec. 10-24);
Edmonton; Edson (open Dec. 10-24); Fort McMurray; Grande Prairie;
Lethbridge; Lloydminster; Leduc; Medicine Hat; Okotoks; Sherwood Park;
Spruce Grove; St. Albert; Strathmore; Wetaskiwin; Whitecourt (open Dec.
British Columbia: Abbotsford; Burnaby; Chilliwack; Cranbrook (Dec.
10-24); Courtenay; Dawson Creek (Dec. 10-24); Duncan; Kamloops;
Kelowna; Langford; Langley; Nanaimo; New Westminster; North Vancouver;
Penticton; Port Alberni; Prince George; Quesnel (Dec. 10-24); Surrey;
Terrace (Dec. 10-24); Vancouver; Vernon; Victoria; Westbank; Williams
Lake (Dec. 10-24).
Manitoba: Brandon; Flin Flon (Dec. 10-24); Selkirk; Thompson (Dec.
New Brunswick: Bathurst (open Dec. 10-24); Fredericton; Miramichi;
Moncton; Saint John; Woodstock (Dec. 10-24).
Newfoundland: Carbonear (open Dec. 10-24); Clarenville (open Dec.
10-24); Corner Brook (open Dec. 10-24); Gander (open Dec. 10-24); Grand
Falls-Windsor (open Dec. 10-24); Mount Pearl; St. John's.
Nova Scotia: Amherst (open Dec. 10-24); Bedford; Bridgewater (open Dec.
10-24); Dartmouth; Halifax; New Glasgow (open Dec. 10-24); New Minas
(open Dec. 10-24); Sydney (open Dec. 10-24); Sydney River (Dec. 10-24);
Truro (open Dec. 10-24).
Ontario: Agincourt; Ajax; Aurora; Barrhaven; Barrie; Belleville; Bolton;
Bowmanville; Bradford; Brampton; Brantford; Brockville; Burlington;
Cambridge; Chatham; Cobourg; Cornwall; Dryden (open Dec. 10-24);
Etobicoke; Fort Erie; Fort Frances (open Dec. 10-24); Guelph; Kanata;
Kenora (open Dec. 10-24); Kingston; Kitchener; Leamington; London;
Markham; Midland; Milton; Mississauga; Napanee; Newmarket; North Bay;
Oakville; Orangeville; Orillia; Orleans; Oshawa; Ottawa; Owen Sound;
Pembroke; Peterborough; Pickering; Port Elgin (Dec. 10-24); Richmond
Hill; Sarnia; Scarborough; Simcoe; St. Catharines; St. Thomas;
Stouffville; Thornhill; Thunder Bay; Timmins; Toronto; Uxbridge (Dec.
10-24); Vaughan; Waterloo; Whitby; Windsor; Woodstock.
Prince Edward Island: Charlottetown (open Dec. 10-24); Summerside (open
Saskatchewan: Moose Jaw; North Battleford; Prince Albert; Regina;
Saskatoon; Swift Current; Yorkton.
About Walmart Canada
Walmart Canada serves more than one million Canadians each day in 323
stores nationwide. With 80,000 associates, the company is the nation's
SOURCE Walmart Canada
For further information: For further information:
And to arrange interviews with store or company representatives:
Felicia Fefer, Corporate Affairs, Walmart Canada, 905-821-2111, ext. 4466