Walmart has opened its first supercenter in Canada’s eastern Maritime provinces of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. The retailer, which has operated in Canada for nearly two decades, plans to invest $90 million this year in the renovation and expansion of nine locations in New Brunswick and Novia Scotia.
"The addition of fresh groceries to our stores in the Maritimes is a major milestone for us as it extends our fresh food offering from the Pacific to the Atlantic," said Shelley Broader, president and CEO of Walmart Canada. "We are very excited to introduce our supercenter format to Atlantic Canada and help our east coast customers save money on their groceries every week."
As part of its effort to sell more food in eastern Canada, the retailer also introduced a new program called Brands You Recognize which features goods sourced from local suppliers.
"Our food team has been working with new local suppliers and our existing suppliers to ensure we are providing customers in the Maritimes with the quality products and assortment they expect," Broader said.
The stores are located in the New Brunswick communities of Fredericton, Dieppe, Saint-John and Moncton and the Nova Scotia communities of Dartmouth, Halifax and Bedford/Sackville.
Walmart Canada currently operates 380 locations of which 217 are supercenters.