Renovated store includes expanded assortment and new services
Kitchener, ON, July 29, 2021 – Walmart Canada’s newly remodelled 125,000 sq. ft. Kitchener Walmart, located at 2960 Kingsway Dr., grand opened today to the community as a Supercentre with a broad assortment of fresh, affordable groceries, general merchandise and convenient services at Walmart’s everyday low prices. There are five Walmart Supercentres in Kitchener-Waterloo.
Expanded assortment, new look and feel
A former Woolco store and one of the 122 founding Walmart Canada stores from 1994, the Kitchener Supercentre renovation represents a $16 million reinvestment in the store, its customers and the community. The investment is part of the company’s $3.5 billion investment over the next five years aimed to generate significant growth and to make the online and in-store shopping experience simpler, faster and more convenient for Walmart’s customers. That includes renovating more than 150 stores over the next three years – more than one-third of Walmart Canada’s store network.
The new Supercentre features fresh groceries and general merchandise all under one roof. Customers can fill their cart with fresh groceries, including fruits, vegetables and organic produce, Canadian beef, chicken and pork, as well as dairy, baked goods, frozen foods and pantry items along with health and beauty aids, household items, fashion and much more. Walmart Canada is proud to work with more than 2,200 Canadian suppliers to source many of these products as we help move Canada’s economy forward by creating jobs and strengthening communities.
The renovated store also boasts a contemporary look and feel, with a new colour palette, front façade, in-store signage and lighting.
“We are thrilled about this grand opening in Kitchener as we aim to make the shopping experience simpler, faster, convenient and more pleasant for our customers,” said Store Manager Julie Woods. “We’re excited to unveil the results of a much-anticipated, year-long renovation. Our customers will benefit from having an expanded assortment of products and the ability to choose to shop in-store or online with in-store pickup or home delivery. We also know the new Supercentre will make grocery shopping very convenient for nearby residents and they will enjoy seeing familiar associates from the now closed Stanley Park Walmart store.”
With the conversion adding more than 40 new positions, the remodelled store will employ approximately 200 associates. “Walmart is a great place to build a career,” added Woods, who has worked at Walmart for more than a decade. The store also employs 30 associates who have worked at Walmart for more than 25 years. Individuals interested in applying for store positions can visit https://careers.walmart.ca/.
The Kitchener Walmart pharmacy team is eager to offer new and longtime customers expert advice, compassionate care on health-care issues and assistance with products and prescriptions. This Walmart pharmacy also offers COVID-19 vaccinations and leads the company with more than 3,600 to date. Customers can book an their vaccination appointment here.
Grand opening festivities
Customers will be welcomed with exclusive in-store specials at this location and are encouraged to check out the store flyer for more details. Grand opening festivities will continue on Saturday and Sunday. The first 100 customers each day will receive a complimentary gift bag.
Kitchener Walmart Quick Facts
- 125,000 sq. ft. Supercentre, offering fresh groceries, general merchandise and time-saving services such as pickup and delivery
- Created 200 trade and construction jobs with the renovation
- Employs approximately 200 associates and hiring 40 new associates
- 30 store associates have worked at Walmart for more than 25 years
- One of five Walmart Supercentres in Kitchener-Waterloo
- Store hours are 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. every day
About Walmart Canada
Walmart Canada operates a chain of more than 400 stores nationwide serving 1.5 million customers each day. Walmart Canada's flagship online store, Walmart.ca, is visited by more than 900,000 customers daily. With more than 100,000 associates, Walmart Canada is one of Canada's largest employers and is ranked one of the country's top 10 most influential brands. Walmart Canada was recently recognized as a LinkedIn Top Company of 2021 and was also named one of Canada’s most popular brands (based on Google searches). Walmart Canada's extensive philanthropy program is focused on supporting Canadian families in need, and since 1994, Walmart Canada has raised and donated more than $500 million to Canadian charities.