Walmart Confirms Opening of 15 Supercentres Across Canada in January, 2016

  • Three supercentres to open today, 12 more on January 28
  • Grand opening of 300th supercentre on January 21; 400th Walmart store to open on January 28
  • The 15 supercentre projects represent an investment of more than $100 million and have generated approximately 700 new store jobs and 1450 construction and trade jobs

MISSISSAUGA, ON, Jan. 21, 2016 /CNW/ - Walmart Canada will grand open 15 supercentres this month, completing its expansion plan for the company's current fiscal year, ending January 31, 2016. In addition to the 29 supercentre projects announced on February 22, 2015, 13 supercentres were announced on May 8, 2015, of which five will grand open next week. These grand openings bring Walmart Canada's total store count to 400 stores, including 312 supercentres and 88 discount stores.

"We're thrilled to open our 400th location in Canada this month, as well as our 300th supercentre," said Preyash Thakrar, senior vice president, strategy and real estate. "These supercentres will provide even more Canadian communities with affordable access to quality fresh groceries and one-stop shopping, while also saving them money."

January 21 Supercentre Grand Openings

Quebec: Beauport (300th supercentre), Rimouski
Manitoba: Winkler

January 28 Supercentre Grand Openings

Ontario: Ottawa
Quebec: Candiac; Saint Romuald; Quebec City (400th store)
Manitoba: Winnipeg
Saskatchewan: Moose Jaw
Alberta: Brooks, Drayton Valley; Edson, Stettler
British Columbia: Maple Ridge, Trail

One-stop shopping

Walmart Supercentres offer up to 120,000 products, including a full complement of groceries --fresh produce, bakery goods, deli, meat and dairy products and organic selection as well as apparel, home decor and electronics. They also offer specialty services including pharmacies, garden centres and medical clinics.

"Walmart's supercentres provide unparalleled access to a one-stop shopping experience," added Thakrar. "Our supercentres deliver low prices everyday on the thousands of items Canadians want, especially quality, affordable fresh food for their families."

Community giving

Walmart supports families in need and has one of the strongest community giving programs in Canada. To celebrate the grand openings, the stores will make donation to local organizations and will build on these donations throughout the year.

Grand opening party

Grand opening festivities are planned for each official opening. Each store will host a party the following weekend. Customers can enjoy face-painting, live music, and samples.

About Walmart Canada

With a growing chain of 397 stores, Walmart serves more than 1.2 million customers each day. Its online store, walmart.ca, is visited by over 450,000 Canadians daily. Walmart Canada's community giving program is focused on helping Canadian families in need. Since 1994, Walmart has donated and raised more than $230 million to Canadian charities and not-for-profit organizations. Additional company information can be found at walmartcanada.ca, facebook.com/walmartcanada and at http://www.twitter.com/@walmartcanada.

SOURCE Walmart Canada

Image with caption: "Walmart Supercentre (CNW Group/Walmart Canada)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20160121_C6746_PHOTO_EN_603063.jpg



For further information: Alex Roberton, senior director, corporate affairs, Alex.roberton@walmart.com, 514 210 7514

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