Walmart investing $90M to renovate, expand locations in Atlantic Canada

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Walmart Canada announced that it has launched its popular Supercentre program in Atlantic Canada.

Under the program, the company will invest $90 million this fiscal yearf or the expansion and renovation of its nine Supercentre projects in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. The investment will create 900 construction jobs for the renovation and expansion of the stores.

The company will also add about 300 new associate positions in the grocery sections.

Walmarthas opened its first Supercentre in the region in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

“We are very excited to introduce our Supercentre format to Atlantic Canada and help our east coast customers save money on their groceries every week,” Walmart Canada President and CEO Shelley Broader said in a statement.

Grand opening ceremonies will be held for each location starting this summer and will continue until January 2014, Walmart said.

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