Walmart Canada Builds Atlantic Distribution Centre

Walmart Canada has broken ground on its first distribution centre in Atlantic Canada, a 223,000-square-foot facility in Moncton, NB, which is slated to open in fall 2022. The distribution centre will provide fresh and frozen groceries to 43 Walmart stores in Atlantic Canada and benefit east coast customers by bringing products closer to them. The facility, which sits on nearly 19 acres of land, will emphasize environmental sustainability by reducing long-haul truck deliveries and removing millions of kilometres from the supply chain each year. The company plans to invest over $56 million in the project, part of a $3.5 billion investment into all aspects of the business over five years. This is one of three distribution centres currently under construction, the others are located in Surrey, BC (opening in 2022), and Vaughan, ON (opening in 2024).