/R E P E A T -- Walmart Canada expects food rush, dropping Easter dinner or brunch to under $30/

    Customers won't have to scramble for "Eggcellent" pricing on Easter food,
    candy and apparel

    MISSISSAUGA, ON, April 8 /CNW/ - Families will be hunting for chocolate
eggs this Easter but they won't have to hunt high and low for unbeatable
prices on food for the holidays. Walmart Canada is offering customers everyday
low prices and special pricing to purchase an eight-person Easter dinner or
brunch for under $30.
    "Customers will be breaking a few eggs for their Easter meals this year,
but they won't have to break budgets," said Les Mann, vice president of food
and consumables at Walmart Canada. "What gifts are to Christmas, food is to
Easter, so we're focusing our pricing reductions where it matters most to
    While many Canadians associate candy with Easter, food is usually the
largest expense during the holiday. At Walmart Canada, the Thursday before
Good Friday is the busiest single day for food purchases, surpassing any
single day before Christmas. The company sees sales of eggs typically increase
over 150 per cent; lamb sales triple; ham sales double; fresh produce sales
double; ice cream sales increase over 100 per cent; seafood sales increase
over 60 per cent; bakery sales double; and orange juice sales increase over 50
per cent.
    So that customers can keep to their holiday meal traditions and to their
budgets, Walmart Canada is serving up savings on the items likely to be in
shopping baskets this Easter. Customers can purchase the following items for
an eight-person Easter dinner or brunch for under $30:

    Easter Dinner

    -   Two Edelbrand glazed half hams (900 g - 1 kg)(*)
    -   Sweet potatoes (3 lbs)(*)
    -   Romaine salad (three heads)(*)
    -   Kraft olive oil dressing (414 ml) (assorted flavours)
    -   Green beans (12-ounce bag)(*)
    -   Two packages of Pillsbury Crescent Rolls
    -   Parlor ice cream
    -   Two bottles of Great Value flavoured water (1 L)

    Easter Brunch

    -   Great Value large white eggs (Two dozen)
    -   Great Value frozen vegetables (assorted)
    -   Maple Leaf bacon (500 g)
    -   McCain Taters (1 kg) (Two packages)
    -   Pillsbury Crescent Rolls (Two packages)
    -   Hot cross buns (eight)
    -   Minute Maid orange juice (1.89L)

    (*)Available only at Walmart Canada supercentre locations

    The company is also giving customers affordable Easter basket items and
gifts, such as:

    -   Comet one-pound milk chocolate bunny, $1.84
    -   Cadbury mini eggs (164-200 g), $3.30
    -   Lilliput foil covered chocolate eggs (200 g), $1.87
    -   Large traditional bamboo Easter baskets, $2.97
    -   Filler grass (assorted), $0.88
    -   Easter plush toys (assorted types and sizes), $3.96
    -   Dudley's Easter egg colouring kits (assorted), $1.93

    In addition to food and candy, Walmart Canada has affordable décor and
apparel to celebrate Easter, as well as an Easter-themed gift card.
    "Easter, with all the food, candy and gift traditions, doesn't have to
mean expensive with Walmart Canada's everyday low prices, Rollbacks and
special pricing," added Mann.

    About Walmart Canada

    Walmart Canada operates 312 outlets nationwide serving more than one
million Canadians each day. With more than 77,000 associates, the company is
the nation's fourth largest employer.

For further information:

For further information: Karin Campbell, Walmart Canada, (416) 458-4962

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