Leamington Walmart Supercentre Opens its Doors June 30

Store provides one-stop shopping experience, everyday low prices, new jobs and over $5,000 in tornado support

LEAMINGTON, ON, June 29 /CNW/ - Walmart Canada today announced it will open its newly renovated Leamington Walmart Supercentre on June 30, 2010.

Located at 288 Erie Street South, the newly renovated 93,000 square foot Walmart Supercentre will offer a full and comprehensive line of groceries as well as an expanded assortment in key departments like electronics, home décor and apparel, creating a one-stop shopping destination dedicated to every day low prices.

Local officials and media are invited to attend the formal grand opening at 7:00 a.m. The store will officially open its doors to the public at 8:00 a.m.

Supercentre Format

The Leamington Walmart Supercentre will offer customers convenience and groceries including bakery goods, frozen foods, meat and dairy products, fresh produce and a variety of organic offerings. Customers will enjoy time-saving services including: a vision centre, one-hour photo lab, portrait studio, McDonald's, and Good-to-Go! lottery terminal.

New Jobs

The Leamington Walmart Supercentre has added approximately 30 new associates to its team. Walmart received over 200 applications for roles such as cashiers, food managers, and other hourly positions. "Walmart Canada gives associates the opportunity to advance and build a career," said Leamington Supercentre Store Manager Adam Robitaille.

Walmart Canada's corporate culture was ranked among the 10 most admired corporate cultures in Canada by Waterstone Human Capital Inc. Walmart Canada is the largest employer and the only grocery and general merchandise retailer on the list.

Support for the Community

Walmart Canada is actively involved in the communities where we operate. In the last 18 months, the Leamington Walmart has raised and donated $89,000 to 14 local charities and 4 national charities. At the Grand Opening ceremony tomorrow, the Leamington Walmart Supercentre will donate more than $5,000 to the Town of Leamington for tornado relief.

The Leamington Walmart also recently raised and donated $15,000 for the Children's Miracle Network through a donation campaign and the Walmart Walk for miracles. "We are very grateful for the support from our customers and vendor partners who helped us raise these funds," said Robitaille. Children's Miracle Network supports 12 children's hospital foundations across Canada.

Grand Opening Activities

Walmart associates will be joined by members of the community in a celebratory grand opening ceremony Wednesday, June 30 at 7:00 a.m. The ceremony will begin with the singing of the national anthem and will include special presentations and charitable donations ending with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

About Walmart Canada

Headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, Walmart Canada operates 317 retail outlets nationwide and serves more than one million customers daily. The company recently launched Walmart Canada Bank, a subsidiary of Wal-Mart Canada Corp., with the goal of bringing Canadians convenient and value-focused financial products and services that help them save money and live better.

Leamington Walmart Supercentre Fast Facts

    -   The newly renovated Supercentre will provide 30 additional jobs and
        will offer a full line of groceries, baked goods, deli foods, meat
        and dairy products, fresh produce as well as expanded electronics,
        fashion and home and seasonal departments and easier shopping with
        wider aisles.

    -   In the last 18 months, the Leamington Walmart has raised and donated
        $89,000 to 14 local charities and 4 national charities.

    -   More than $5,000 is being donated to the Town of Learmington for
        tornado relief.

    -   In the last two months, Leamington Walmart raised and donated $15,000
        for the Children's Miracle Network

    -   Effective July 3, store hours are 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., Monday to
        Saturday and from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sundays.

SOURCE Walmart Canada

For further information: For further information: Adam Robitaille, Leamington Walmart Supercentre Store Manager, (519) 326-3900; Susan Schutta, Corporate Affairs, Walmart Canada, (905) 821-2111, ext. 8012

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