Walmart Supercenter Opens With New Prototype in Quebec

Montreal — On September 28, 2017, Walmart Canada unveiled its brand new Montérégie Supercentre, located in Longueuil, Quebec. The store also marks the official launch for the first prototype store in Quebec featuring many innovations including Scan & Go, as well as the new grocery pickup service.

"We are pleased to offer our Montérégie customers a new supercenter, which will allow them to enjoy an enhanced, more convenient and faster shopping experience. This type of store clearly shows how we listen to our customers and want to continuously improve and expand our offering in order to keep being at the forefront of a changing retail landscape,” says Cyrille Ballereau, vice president of operations for Eastern Canada.

The Longueuil prototype will be the first of 55 supercenters in Quebec to use the Scan & Go technology. This service will allow customers to pick up a portable barcode scanner as soon as they enter the store. Customers can then start shopping while scanning the items they wish to purchase as they go along. Their itemized receipt will instantly be displayed on the portable scanner, allowing them to keep track of their budget. Once at the checkout, all the customers need to do is proceed with the payment.

Furthermore, the 143,000-square-foot supercenter will offer Walmart’s new grocery pickup service. Customers can order their groceries online and pick up their purchase at the store at their desired time slot. The groceries will be packed in advance by a specially trained associate who will select the best products. Another associate will then place the groceries in the customer's car as soon as he arrives at the store.

Several additional innovations were implemented at the store. Product display and floor plans were redesigned and upgraded. The store's design has also been renewed, thanks to a new modern color palette and revised signage. Checkouts have three-way conveyor belts, making it easier to fill reusable shopping bags.

Walmart Canada operates a growing chain of 410 stores nationwide. For more information, visit walmartcanada.ca.

SOURCE: Walmart Canada

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