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Walmart opens first superstore in Canada’s Maritimes


Halifax — Walmart Canada on Friday opened its first supercenter in Atlantic Canada, in the Halifax Shopping Centre Annex in Halifax.

The store is one of 37 supercenter projects planned for the company's current fiscal year, which ends January 31, 2014. The projects, which were announced earlier this year, include building new stores and expanding, remodelling or relocating existing stores and represent an investment of more than $450 million in the Canadian economy.

The Halifax Centre Walmart originally opened as a Walmart discount store in 2001. The renovated 145,000-sq.-ft. supercentre now offers a full line of groceries, including bakery goods, deli, meat and dairy products, and fresh produce, in addition to the existing departments including electronics, home décor and apparel. The store also offers a pharmacy, vision centre, connection centre for wireless services, photo centre, portrait studio, Tire & Lube Express for automotive services, Good to Go! Lotto, McDonald's and Western Union.

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