Walmart announces Canadian push

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Walmart Canada announced that it plans to complete 35 supercentre projects over the coming fiscal year. The company also announced it will expand its distribution network to support its growth and will continue to expand its e-commerce operation.

The projects will represent a combined investment of close to $500 million in the Canadian economy over the next year and will include the construction of new stores as well as the expansion, remodeling, and relocation of existing stores. The locations for specific store and distribution centre projects will be announced as the projects become finalized. The announcement will bring Walmart Canada’s store count to 395 by the end of January, 2015, consisting of 282 supercentres and 113 discount stores.