Walmart Inc.'s Canadian unit said Oct. 11 that it will invest C$175 million into renovating stores with an aim to integrate its e-commerce and brick-and-mortar operations in the country.
The retailer plans to do remodeling work on 23 stores across Canada before February 2019, with the project creating more than 2,500 construction jobs.
Following renovations, the stores will have dedicated parking spaces for online grocery pickups as well as new in-store areas devoted to online orders. They will also accommodate an expanded product assortment that includes new ethnic selections and organic foods.
This comes shortly after Walmart Canada launched grocery deliveries through U.S.-based online delivery provider Instacart.
A new Walmart Supercenter opened in Burnaby, British Columbia, which follows the recent conversions of three stores in Newfoundland into the Supercenter format. Walmart Canada said Supercenter stores with fresh groceries are now available in every province of the country.