Walmart Canada is closing one of its Hamilton locations

 

Walmart Canada announced Monday (March 15) that it would be closing several locations across Canada and one of them happens to be in Hamilton.

The Walmart at County Fair Plaza on the East Mountain will be closing as the company plans to invest $500 million in updating and modernizing stores across the country.

"This is the largest yearly investment in store upgrades Walmart Canada has made as it continues improving the overall customer experience and modernizing the business," a press release said.

"The work is expected to create more than 2,000 construction jobs in communities from Prince George, British Columbia to New Minas, Nova Scotia."

When all is said and done, more than 60 per cent of all Walmart Canada stores will see some form of improvement by the investment this year.

The exact closing date of the County Fair Plaza Walmart, located at the corner of Mohawk and Upper Sherman, is yet to be disclosed but the press release said the staff at the location will have an opportunity to move locations.

"All associates at these stores will be offered positions at nearby Walmart locations to better serve customers in these markets," the release said.

"Each of these locations is in a market that is already well-served by other Walmart stores."

The other stores slated for closure are in Malton, Calgary, Edmonton, Kitchener and St. John's (N.L).

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