MISSISSAUGA, ON, Oct. 5, 2015 /CNW/ - Walmart Canada and 7-Eleven Canada Inc. today announced the expansion of Walmart Canada's Grab & Go Locker network in six GTA 7-Eleven stores. The announcement marks the first time in Canada two retailers are teaming up to offer a Grab & Go Locker service. The service offers customers using Walmart.ca a convenient free shipping option where they can pick up their order, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, at no cost. Today's announcement expands on Walmart Canada's current Grab & Go Locker service which offers free shipping to 45 Grab & Go Lockers in the GTA.
"Partnering with 7-Eleven to expand our Grab & Go Locker service was a natural fit. Our goal is simple – we want to provide our customers with an online shopping experience that is easy and convenient," said Simon Rodrigue, senior vice president, ecommerce, Walmart Canada. "What better partner to help us achieve this than the world's largest convenience retailer. We know our customers already use 7-Eleven stores in their daily routine. Now they can fuel up their car at their local 7-Eleven and pick up their Walmart.ca order in one easy stop, any day, any time, without paying shipping fees."
"The Walmart Grab & Go Locker service is a natural extension of our quality convenience offering," says Raj Kapoor, vice president and general manager, 7-Eleven Canada. "We know that our customers look to us to give them a one-stop shopping experience, so we're pleased to be able to offer them this additional service. We'll continue to listen to our customers and will evaluate the success of this pilot on an ongoing basis."
Walmart Canada's Grab & Go Locker service allows customers to order goods online and ship for free to a Grab & Go locker. Once the item is placed in the locker the customer is sent an email with a 6-digit PIN code. Customers then have 7 days to retrieve their items from the locker. Walmart's Grab & Go Lockers are currently offered in select GTA Walmart stores, Walmart Canada Home Office, and Kapuskasing, Ontario.
Walmart Canada and 7-Eleven Canada Inc. have agreed to a six-month pilot of the project to evaluate customer response and usage. With today's announcement, the following 7-Eleven locations will offer Walmart.ca Grab & Go Lockers:
- Brampton – 131 Kennedy Road
- Burlington – 735 Guelph Line
- Toronto – 3355 Dundas Street West
- Toronto – 680 Yonge Street
- Mississauga – 2330 Battleford Road
- Vaughan – 2067 Rutherford Road
About Walmart Canada
Walmart Canada operates a growing chain of 395 stores nationwide serving more than 1.2 million customers each day. Walmart Canada's flagship online store, www.walmart.ca, is visited by 450,000 customers daily. With more than 90,000 associates, Walmart Canada is one of Canada's largest employers and is ranked one of the country's top 10 most influential brands. Walmart Canada's extensive philanthropy program is focused on supporting Canadian families in need, and since 1994 Walmart has raised and donated more than $230 million to Canadian charities. Additional information can be found at walmartcanada.ca, facebook.com/walmartcanada and at twitter.com/walmartcanada
About 7 Eleven, Inc.
7‑Eleven, Inc. is the premier name and largest chain in the convenience retailing industry. Based in Dallas, Texas, 7‑Eleven operates, franchises or licenses nearly 10,500 7‑Eleven® stores in North America. Globally, there are more than 56,200 7‑Eleven stores in 16 countries. To find out about 7-Eleven Canada Inc., visit www.7elevenstores.ca or www.facebook.com/7ElevenCanada.
SOURCE Walmart Canada
For further information: Anika Malik, Manager Corporate Affairs, Walmart Canada, [email protected] or 416-562-8193; Laurie Smith, Communications Manager 7-Eleven Canada Inc., 604-586-0711; or Clare Hamilton, Peak Communicators, 604-689-5559