Walmart Canada invests $200 million to refresh stores

Big-box retailer says improvements will include hot food offerings and new signage

Walmart Canada says it will invest more than $200 million to refresh 31 stores over the next year.

As part of the improvements, the big-box retailer is expanding its fresh food Supercentre format to more locations, which it says will "create a more seamless experience for customers ordering on and picking up at their local store."

Other store improvements include dedicated parking spaces for online grocery pickup, hot food offerings, new signage and updated colour palettes.

"Our store network is a key advantage in our ability to best serve the changing needs of our customers," says Lee Tappenden, president and CEO of Walmart Canada, which serves more than 1.2 million customers each day, according to a press release.

"e are focused on making their experience easy, enjoyable and convenient while seamlessly integrating our e-commerce business," he says.



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