Walmart Canada is opening a state-of-the-art Supercentre next year at Marché Central—a premier shopping destination in Montreal—that it says will have a “special focus on sustainability.”
At 140,000 sq. ft., the new Walmart store is a $20 million-dollar investment that will boast several sustainable features, including a 125,000-sq.-ft. green roof when it opens in summer 2023.
Other key sustainability features include LED lighting with advanced lighting controls throughout the entire store, ultra-low flow lavatories, urinals and water closets, recycled content within building materials and low VOC finishes, and a natural refrigerant for store refrigeration with a transcritical CO2 system.
“Montreal is an extremely important market for us and we’re incredibly excited to be growing in Quebec and offering even more shopping options for our customers,” said Cyrille Ballereau, Walmart Canada regional vice-president for Quebec, in a recent press release.
“We’re also implementing several sustainability features because Walmart’s goal is to make as light a footprint on the planet as we can. We can’t wait to open this store next year as we continue to grow in Quebec.”
The upcoming Marché Central store is part of the retailer’s investment in the Montreal market, one that includes store remodels with a focus on sustainability.
Walmart will be hiring approximately 300 associates to work at the Marché Central location. The company currently has 71 stores and more than 14,500 associates employed in the province of Quebec.