Walmart to build first Atlantic Canada distribution center
New facility part of Walmart Canada’s $3.5 billion omnichannel growth plan
Russell Redman, Supermarket News
Apr 29, 2021
Under a multibillion-dollar investment announced last summer, Walmart Canada plans to construct a fresh and frozen food distribution center in Moncton, New Brunswick.
Walmart’s Mississauga, Ontario-based Canadian subsidiary said Thursday that the 221,000-square-foot facility, expected to open in the fall of 2022, will mark its first Atlantic Canada DC and supply 43 stores in the region.
The project will bring customers improved product availability and faster service when shopping in stores or online via Walmart.ca, Walmart Canada said. Over the last 12 months, the company has procured more than $185 million of products from over 68 Atlantic Canada-based suppliers, including 21 in New Brunswick.
“Today’s investment is exciting news for all our associates, customers and supplier partners as we continue building a Walmart Canada that is the envy of the world,” Horacio Barbeito, president and CEO of Walmart Canada, said in a statement...