Walmart Canada plans to open a new state of the art supercenter in Montreal in 2023 with a focus on sustainability. The 140,000 square foot store will have a green roof, LED lights and use natural refrigerants. The cost is expected to be $20 million.
T&T, the Loblaw owned Asian supermarket chain, will further expand into Western Canada adding locations in both Calgary, Alberta and Coquitlam, BC. It also plans to open it’s first store in the province of Quebec.
Costco has opened a new 170,000 square foot warehouse store in Kelowna, BC. They also have a new store planned for North Oshawa in Ontario that is expected to open in June 2022.
Metro is opening a new, larger store in midtown Montreal on the site of one of their former stores that has been closed for three years. At 40,000 square feet it is about 50% larger and will run under the Metro Plus brand. These stores feature a wider variety of non-food products as well as a Health and Beauty section.
Shoppers Drug Mart celebrates it’s 60th anniversary this year. From its humble beginnings when Murray Koffler took over two Toronto drug stores from his father in 1941 it has grown to a chain of over 1300 stores that span across Canada.