Rendering of the new Walmart Canada Supercentre at Marché Central in Montreal
MONTREAL, March 29, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Marché Central, one of Canada’s most successful power centers and Montreal’s premier value-added shopping destination, has confirmed a new state-of-the-art 140,000 sq.ft. . Walmart Canada Supercentre with sustainable features including a 125,000 sq.ft. green roof.
Scheduled to open in the summer of 2023, Walmart Canada will join Marché Central’s current lineup of 60 tenants – including value-added outlet brands, service retailers and large-format tenants – in what will be the sixth retail phase of the mall, located on the 30 hectares of land that has been released by QuadReal Property Group for development. Currently, the urban, open, large-format, “value” center located in central Montreal is comprised of five retail phases in the form of 16 campus-style buildings equating to a gross leasable area (GLA) of over one million square feet.
“We are thrilled to add 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” , said Andy Clydesdale, executive vice president, QuadReal Property Group. “Our goal with the Phase 6 expansion of Marché Central is to strengthen the value-driven offering, improve tenant synergies and solidify Marché Central’s dominant position in Montreal and Canada. Walmart is at the heart of this retail strategy.”
Walmart Canada’s new location is part of the company’s major investment in the Montreal market, which includes store renovations focused on sustainability. New features at 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
Toilets, urinals and ultra-low flow toilets
Recycled content in low VOC building materials and finishes
Walmart Canada’s sustainability plans for the store will complement QuadReal Property Group’s sustainability plans for the mall, which include:
Establishment of rain gardens within the parking area to manage water on site (bio-retention)
Revegetation of the site to reduce the heat island effect (bio-diversity)
Prioritization of active travel modes via safe and continuous pedestrian routes as well as the establishment of a cycling network (active mobility)
Integration of additional charging stations for electric vehicles
“Montreal is an extremely important market for us and we are extremely excited to grow in Quebec and offer even more shopping options to our customers,” said Cyrille Ballereau, Regional Vice President, Walmart Canada. for Quebec. “We are always listening to our customers and this investment shows that we are committed to providing the best possible service at our everyday low prices. More and 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,” said added Ballereau. “We are also implementing several sustainability features because Walmart’s goal is to reduce our footprint on the planet as much as possible. We look forward to opening this store next year as we continue to grow in Quebec.
With its modern design, the new store will be able to serve Walmart Canada customers whether they choose to shop in-store or online at Walmart.ca. Walmart will hire about 300 associates to work at the Central Market location and is investing about $20 million in the project.
This major investment in a new store is an essential part of Walmart’s plans to better serve Montrealers while strengthening its commitment to Quebec customers. Walmart believes the retailer’s future in Quebec is bright and this announcement is one of the ways it is investing in its growth.
Walmart Canada is proud to invest in Montreal to strengthen the retailer’s strong presence in Quebec with 71 stores and more than 14,500 associates across the province.
About the Central Market
Marché Central is an urban, open and large-format value center, well located in the Montreal market and with a solid list of national tenants such as Costco, Réno-Dépôt, TJX brands and Staples. The center is comprised of five commercial phases comprised of campus-style buildings housing 60 tenants. An additional 30 acres of land has been released for future development.
About QuadReal Real Estate Group
QuadReal Property Group is a global real estate investment, operation and development company headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia. Its assets under management total $67.1 billion. Since its founding in Canada as a full-service real estate operating company, QuadReal has expanded its equity and debt investment capabilities in both public and private markets. QuadReal invests directly, through programmatic partnerships and through operating companies in which it holds an equity interest.
QuadReal seeks to deliver strong returns on investment while creating sustainable environments that deliver value to the people and communities it serves. Now and for generations to come.
QuadReal: Excellence lives here.
About Walmart Canada
Walmart Canada operates a chain of more than 400 stores nationwide serving 1.5 million customers daily. Walmart Canada’s flagship online store, Walmart.ca, is visited by more than 1.5 million customers every day. With more than 100,000 associates, Walmart Canada is one of Canada’s largest employers and ranks among the top 10 most influential brands in the country. Walmart Canada was recently recognized as one of LinkedIn’s Top Companies of 2021 and was also named one of Canada’s Most Popular Brands (according to Google searches). Walmart Canada is committed to regeneration – focusing on equitable opportunity, sustainability, community, ethics and integrity. Since 1994, Walmart Canada has raised more than $500 million to support communities across Canada. Additional information can be found at walmartcanada.ca and on Walmart Canada’s social media pages – Facebook, Twitter, instagram and LinkedIn.
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