Walmart reduces prices in every department to make shopping for Dad easier
this Father's Day

MISSISSAUGA, ON, June 14 /CNW/ - Is dad too hard to shop for? Recent research conducted by Walmart Canada found that almost half of Canadians do not buy anything for Father's Day, with only 52 percent of Canadians buying a gift for dad. Mothers fare better with 68 percent receiving a gift to mark the occasion.

To help make Father's Day shopping a little easier, Walmart Canada has reduced its prices on items in every department.

"Whether shopping for electronics, fishing gear, golf apparel or tools for the workshop, Walmart Canada customers will find just the right thing for dad and take advantage of excellent price reductions," says Duncan Mac Naughton, Chief Merchandising and Marketing Officer for Walmart Canada.

Some Father's Day gift ideas from Walmart Canada:

    
    Sports Dad
    ----------

      Under $10   Men's organic cotton   $25 to $50   Rawlings all leather
                  T-Shirt: $7                         baseball glove: $29.96

      $10 to $25  Golf Balls Value Bag   $50 to $100  Bushnell binoculars,
                  60 balls: $20.00                    7-21x40: $69.97
                                                      (was $99.97)

                  Top Flite Golf Shirt
                  $14.00 (was $20.00)

    Hunter Fisherman
    ----------------

      Under $10   12V portable air       $25 to $50   Shakespears 6'6" Ugly
                  compressor: $7                      Stick Spin Combo:
                                                      $39.94 (was $44.94)

      $10 to $25  2-person inflatable    $50 to $100  Humminbird PiranhaMAX
                  boat: $20 (was $24.97)              fish finder: $99.98

    DIY Dad
    -------

      Under $10   Sheffield 12-in-one    $25 to $50   Black and Decker 18V
                  folding multi-tool:                 cordless drill
                  $8.97                               including 75 piece
                                                      accessory kit: $49.97
                                                      (was $64.98)

      $10 to $25  Fuller full leather    $50 to $100  1,500PSI Pressure
                  tool belt: $19.98                   Washer: $65.00

    The Entertainer
    ---------------

      Under $10   DVDs: 2 for $10        $25 to $50   Uniflame portable BBQ:
                                                      $44.98 (was $49.67)

                                                      36-Qt Xtreme Cooler:
                                                      $38.63 (was $42.96)

      $10 to $25  8 Piece BBQ Tool Set:  $50 to $100  Sirius Satellite Radio
                  $11.88 (was $16.96)                 and boom box combo: $99
                                                      (monthly subscription
                                                      fee applies)

    Summary of Walmart Canada's research findings*:

    52 percent of Canadians shop for Father's Day
    17 percent will give their dad a gift card
    15 percent of Canadians buy tools or sports gear
    13 percent buy books or music
    

* The research noted above was conducted for Walmart Canada using JWT's market research tool, the SONAR consumer Canadian panel.

About Walmart Canada

Headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, Walmart Canada operates 318 retail outlets nationwide and serves more than one million customers daily. The company's vision is to demonstrate environmental leadership by reducing the ecological impact of its operations through company-wide programs focused on waste, energy and products, as well as outreach programs that preserve and enhance local environments. Walmart's global goal is to generate zero waste, to be powered 100 per cent by renewable energy and to sell products that sustain people and the environment.

SOURCE Walmart Canada

For further information: For further information: and photos: Felicia Fefer, Walmart Canada, felicia.fefer@wal-mart.com, (905) 821-2111 x 4466


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