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October 12, 2018

Walmart Canada to renovate 23 stores with $175m

Walmart Canada is investing $175m to revamp 23 existing stores with features and improvements in a bid to enhance the overall customer experience.

Walmart Canada is investing $175m to revamp 23 existing stores with features and improvements in a bid to enhance the overall customer experience.

The renovation efforts are expected to complete before February next year and will create more than 2,500 construction jobs.

Walmart Canada president and CEO Lee Tappenden said: “This investment in our stores is part of our commitment to provide our customers with an improved in-store shopping experience.

“We are modernising our stores, ensuring a seamless omni-channel shopping experience and meeting evolving customer needs.”

“As we move into 2019, we’ll continue to invest in more store remodels, including new and creative concepts in key urban stores.”

As part of the renovation, all the 23 stores will feature physical updates such as wider aisles, updated colour palette, new signage along with an updated exterior store front design for some stores.

The retailer will also include parking spaces for online grocery pickup service as well as new areas in stores for online orders.

Furthermore, it will expand its product offerings with the addition of new ethnic selections and organics.

In addition, Walmart has opened a new supercentre in Burnaby, British Columbia, which offers a range of East Asian ethnic food offering.

Recently, Walmart partnered with Sustainable Produce Urban Delivery (SPUD) to offer sustainable grocery delivery service in Metro Vancouver as well as expanded Grocery Pickup service to 73 new stores.

Tappenden added: “Walmart Canada is committed to helping Canadians shop when they want, how they want and where they want.

“As we move into 2019, we’ll continue to invest in more store remodels, including new and creative concepts in key urban stores.”

Recently, Walmart expanded its supercentre store format by converting three stores in Newfoundland.