New Walmart to open at Westmount Shopping Centre

EDMONTON – Walmart will open its new discount store located in Westmount Shopping Centre, in a former Zellers location, Friday morning at 8 a.m.

Walmart said “customers will appreciate the store’s updated design, which includes easy-to-navigate aisles with directional signage, and a bright interior colour palette, which help define the store’s merchandise areas, and lower shelving throughout for an improved sightline.”

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Walmart Canada announces major expansion plans

CALGARY — Walmart Canada announced Tuesday major expansion plans that will have the giant retailer invest $450 million for supercentre and distribution centre projects.

The company plans to complete at least 37 supercentre projects, adding 1.4 million square feet of retail space, in its next fiscal year, which runs from February 1, 2013 to January 31, 2014. It said the expansion projects will create more than 7,000 new store, trade and construction jobs. And it will open its first supercentres in the Maritimes.

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How Alberta’s new logistics hubs bring it all together

Not surprisingly, most of Alberta’s transportation infrastructure and shipping activity is centred around Edmonton and Calgary. Those communities, and the ones surrounding them, have been busy building the connections that give Alberta’s businesses access to markets in Canada, the U.S. and overseas. Over the past decade, both Edmonton and Calgary have planned and begun development on multimodal transportation and logistics hubs at their airports. Here’s a look at those facilities, as well as some of the others that have sprung up around the province.

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Unidentified company shows interest in old Walmart property

Although few details have been released, someone may soon buy and move into the former Walmart location.

The old Walmart store has sat vacant at the corner of Dunmore Road and the Trans-Canada Highway for about three years but that may soon change, a city official says. Someone came along in recent weeks and slapped ‘Pending’ signs on one of the two extra large ‘For Sale’ signs standing on the property.

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