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Walmart opens 12th Supercentre, regional office in Quebec


On Nov. 8 at a grand opening ceremony, Walmart Canada opened its 12th supercentre in Quebec.

The 160,000 square-foot store located at 2075 Chomedy Boulevard, Laval, is a one-stop and is also home to Walmart's regional office for Quebec and the Atlantic provinces.

The updated design includes easy-to-navigate aisles with directional signage, a bright interior colour palette clearly defining the store's merchandise areas as well as lower shelving throughout for improved sightlines, according to a press release.

In addition to Accès Pharma pharmacy, McDonald's, Portrait Studio, Greiche & Scaff that moved from the previous location, Regal Nails and a medical clinic will be added to the new location. A Tim Horton's will also be added to the new store in December.

"We are extremely pleased with Laval's newest supercentre," said Chantal Glenisson, senior vice president for Walmart Quebec in the release. "I am very much looking forward to hearing what our customers have to say about the new design, and especially the fresh offering  and the medical clinic, which our old location did not have."

The new Laval store is one of 73 projects planned for the company's current fiscal year, which will add 4.6 million square feet of retail space to its operations by January 31, 2013, the end of the company's fiscal year.

The 73 projects, which include building new stores and expanding, remodelling or relocating existing stores, represent an investment of more than $750 million in Canadian communities. Included in these projects are 39 former Zellers stores.

There are 17 Walmart projects planned for Quebec between February 1, 2012 and January 31, 2013. The Renovation or expansion of six stores will include a full grocery section.

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