“Today is an incredible day for Walmart, Moncton and New Brunswick as we officially open our first distribution centre in Atlantic Canada,” said Gonzalo Gebara, president and CEO of Walmart Canada, in a statement. “We’re strengthening our best-in-class supply chain network with distribution centres from coast-to-coast to ensure product gets into the hands of our customers even faster. We take great pride seeing our associates, customers and communities benefit from these investments in the form of jobs, better product availability and economic impact.”
The Moncton distribution centre is part of Walmart Canada’s $3.5 billion investment in its supply chain.
As part of the opening, Walmart donated $12,000 to Harvest House Atlantic, a local non-profit organization that works to end homelessness.
The distribution centre is also paired with Food Depot Alimentaire (FDA), which serves food banks, community kitchens, school programs and other agencies across New Brunswick.