Walmart has opened a new prototype store in Longueuil, QC, which features the company's Scan & Go technology and grocery pickup service. The prototype store is the 5th in Canada and the first for Quebec.
With the Scan & Go technology, customers pick up a portable barcode when they enter the store and scan items for purchase while shopping. The itemized receipt is displayed on the portable scanner and at checkout customers simply pay for their items. For Walmart online shoppers, the new store offers a grocery pickup service, allowing customers to pickup their packaged online purchases at a store.
“We are pleased to offer our customers a new Supercentre, which will allow them to enjoy an enhanced, more convenient and faster shopping experience. This type of store clearly shows how we listen to our customers and want to continuously improve and expand our offering in order to keep being at the forefront of a changing retail landscape", says Cyrille Ballereau, Vice President of Operations for Eastern Canada.
In a statement, Walmart said several innovations were implemented at the store. Product display and floor plans, as well as the store design has been upgraded with modern signage and colour palette. Checkouts have three-way conveyor belts making it easier to fill reusable shopping bags.
As a Supercentre, the store offers a full range of imported premium quality fruits and vegetables, both conventional and organic, as well as many products sourced locally from Quebec.