Walmart opened a new 140,000-square-foot super centre in Montreal on Thursday.
Located in the Marché Central (Central Market) shopping centre, the store is the U.S. retail giant’s first new Montreal outlet in 10 years, Le Journal de Montréal reported. Walmart said it invested $20 million in the project.
The new store has 300 employees and sells assorted groceries, including Canadian produce, chicken, seafood, pork and beef from Quebec. A new medical clinic with a doctor and associates is slated to open soon, said the company.
Sustainable features include a refrigeration system that deploys natural ingredients and provides heat energy for building heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems, an advanced building automation system for lighting and HVAC systems and LED lighting.
Walmart said it now has 73 stores and about 14,000 employees, in Quebec.
Monte Stewart serves as Content Director - Canada for Connect Commercial Real Estate.
Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Monte provides daily news coverage of major Canadian commercial real estate markets, including Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal and Calgary. He has written about the real estate sector for various media outlets and Avison Young since the early 2000s.
In addition, he has covered sports, general news and business for several leading wire services and publications, including The Canadian Press, The Associated Press, The Calgary Herald, The Globe and Mail, Research Money, The Daily Oil Bulletin, Natural Gas World and The Toronto Star.
Monte is active in his community as a youth basketball coach and raises funds for such charitable causes as Movember.