Walmart lovers, rejoice! The retail chain just announced that they're dedicating $175 million to upgrade stores across the country and it sounds like it's going to be good.
By February 2019, 23 stores across Newfoundland, Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba, Alberta and British Colombia will be getting revamped.
Physical updates will include giving the stores a fresh, modern new look. They will be introducing new signage and a new colour scheme. They will also be widening aisles and updating the exterior of some storefronts to provide better access.
The physical updates to the 23 stores will create more than 2,500 new construction jobs across the country.READ MORE: Walmart Is Opening A New Massive Facility In Canada And They're Hiring 200 People
They're also dedicating the money to improving their e-commerce operations. They plan on expanding their online grocery pickup service to 73 new stores this year. New parking spaces will also be added specifically for the service. Stores will also have new areas inside devoted to online orders.READ MORE: Walmart Just Announced Free Grocery Delivery In Canada And Here's Where It Will Be Available
Most exciting of all, they plan on expanding their product assortment to include more organic and ethnic selections.
The 23 stores chosen to undergo revamps include:
Newfoundland: Mount Pearl, St. John's Aberdeen, St. John's Kelsey
Quebec: Mascouche, Saint-Hyacinthe
Ontario: Ajax, Barrie North, Brampton North, Burlington, Guelph North, Kitchener West, Ottawa Barrhaven, Richmond Hill North, Thunder Bay, Wasaga Beach, Windsor East
Manitoba: Winnipeg Polo Park
Alberta: Edmonton Capilano, Okotoks, Olds, Red Deer
British Colombia: Cowichan Valley, New Westminster
On top of all this exciting news, Walmart Canada is set to open a new Supercentre in Burnaby, BC today. They also recently expanded their Supercentre format to Newfoundland which means the mega stores are now available in every province.
Go, Walmart! If you're asking yourself if getting excited over this news is what adulting is all about, the answer is yes.Source: CNW