Quebec, Canada, will soon bear witness to a first-of-its-kind expansion for Walmart Canada. In 2024, a new fulfillment center will open for Walmart Canada, leading to further expansion on the horizon, as part of its $1 billion infrastructure plan.
“We know these are challenging times for our customers. That’s why we are proud to be making significant investments in Canada to deliver the very best shopping experience,” said JP Suarez, Executive Vice President, Chief Administration Officer, and Regional Chief Executive Officer for Walmart International, who is also leading Walmart Canada on an interim basis. “We are building a better Walmart Canada to help more Canadians save money and live better. As the cost of living rises, Canadians can trust Walmart to be that convenient, one-stop shop for everyday low prices.”
Approximately 457,000 square feet in size, the facility serves as a delivery hub for customer orders in Quebec and Atlantic Canada. It will be powered by cutting-edge logistics technology to achieve productivity with less physical effort.
The $1 billion investment includes plans to update and remodel a record number of stores, according to a press release. Walmart Canada will also be investing more than $100 million to build this new high-tech facility. Changes include modernizing and upgrading physical spaces with a focus on improving the customer experience both in-store and online.
Capable of shipping 20 million items annually, the new facility is expected to create approximately 225 new jobs in Quebec. These projects build on Walmart Canada’s multi-year $3.5 billion investment. Walmart Canada also plans to spend approximately $330 million to revamp and refresh more than 80 stores from Port Alberni, British Columbia, to Carbonear, Newfoundland and Labrador.
“This important investment is the latest example of Walmart’s commitment to Quebec,” said Cyrille Ballereau, Walmart Canada Regional Vice President for Quebec. “We are investing for growth in Quebec and creating jobs for Quebecers to better serve our customers. Quebecers will see refreshed stores, quicker service, and more options available in-store and online. When Quebecers choose Walmart, they are choosing to support a retailer that supports Quebecers.”
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