Walmart Canada is building its first distribution centre in Atlantic Canada, in Moncton, N.B.
The new 221,000 sq ft facility will provide fresh and frozen groceries to Walmart Canada’s 43 Atlantic Canada stores and create over 200 jobs in the area.
Customers will see more product availability and quicker service, both in-store and online.
The project will prioritize environmental sustainability with efficient construction and will cut kilometres of truck travel from the supply chain.
"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," says Horacio Barbeito, president and chief executive officer, Walmart Canada. "We are growing, and we are innovating because our customers deserve the best experience when they choose to shop with us. Today is a proud day."
Walmart Canada is investing more than $56 million in the project.
"Walmart Canada is delighted to be building our first distribution centre in Atlantic Canada in Moncton," says John Bayliss, executive vice president, transformation officer, Walmart Canada. "We're developing a world class supply chain that prioritizes our customers. The better and stronger the supply chain, the quicker our customers can get the products they want in our stores and online."
This is the newest project in Walmart’s Canadian distribution centres currently under construction, with one in Surrey, B.C. opening in 2022 and one in Vaughan, Ont. Opening in 2024.