Walmart Canada marks 20 years

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Walmart officially entered the Canadian marketplace on March 17, 1994 with the purchase of the Woolco Canada chain of retail stores. Starting with a base of 122 Woolco stores and 16,000 employees, Walmart Canada has since grown to 389 stores and more than 95,000 associates across the nation. The company will mark this milestone with a variety of initiatives and events, including an interdisciplinary summit on lowering the cost of living for ordinary Canadians, to be held in Toronto in the fall.