Walmart Expanding Grocery Business in Western Canada
Walmart Canada will open two new Supercenters in Saskatchewan early next year, expanding its food business in Western Canada.
Supercenters continue to grow
The retail giant currently has 58 Supercenters in Ontario, Alberta and B.C. The two new stores, featuring a complete grocery business, will be in Saskatoon and Regina. Each new store will be 185,000-sq.-ft.
Supercenters offer consumers one-stop shopping for fresh produce, meat, baked goods and prepared meals, as well as Walmart’s regular non-food merchandise. Industry analysts predict that the new stores will heighten grocery competition in the province, especially based on price point.
Already this year Walmart announced it would build a $115-billion, 400,000-sq.-ft. distribution centre in Balzac, Alta. to supply fresh food to its Western stores. The retailer has also said it intends to open approximately 24 more Supercenters in Canada this year.