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Walmart to open new ‘green’ supercentre in Montreal’s Marché Central

marche_central_block2_walmart_cam07_v01-min-1536x864-8378984Marché Central Block and the proposed new Walmart Supercentre. Image: QuadReal

Walmart Canada plans to open a 140,000 sq ft supercentre at Montreal’s Marché Central and the new store will feature a 125,000 sq ft green roof. The new store is slated to open in Summer 2023.

The new Walmart Canada location is part of the company’s major investment in the Montreal market, one that includes store remodels with a focus on sustainability. New features at the Walmart Marché Central Supercentre will include a natural refrigerant for store refrigeration with a transcritical CO2 system, LED lighting with advanced lighting controls throughout the store, backroom and offices, ultra-low flow lavatories, urinals and water closets and recycled content within building materials and low VOC finishes.

“Montreal is an extremely important market for us and we’re incredibly excited to be growing in Quebec and offering even more shopping options for our customers,” says Cyrille Ballereau, Walmart Canada regional vice president for Quebec. “We are always listening to our customers and this investment shows we’re committed to providing the best service possible at our everyday low prices. More Quebecers are choosing to shop with us online via curbside pickup and this unique store design will allow our associates to better serve busy families to save them time and money,” Ballereau added. “We’re also implementing several sustainability features because Walmart’s goal is to make as light a footprint on the planet as we can. We can’t wait to open this store next year as we continue to grow in Quebec.”

The new store will be capable of serving Walmart Canada customers whether they choose to shop in-store or online. Walmart will be hiring approximately 300 associates to work at the Marché Central location and is investing approximately $20 million in the project.

“We are thrilled to be adding Walmart Canada to our retail offering at Marché Central, especially a partner who shares QuadReal’s commitment to environmental responsibility through waste reduction, waste management and green roofs,” says Andy Clydesdale, executive vice president, QuadReal Property Group.

Marché Central is an urban, open, large-format “value” centre located in the Montreal market and has a strong roster of national tenants such as Costco, Réno-Depot, TJX brands and Staples. The centre is composed of five retail phases comprised of campus-style buildings serving as home to 60 tenants. An additional 30-acres of land has been unlocked for future development.

 

 

 

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