Walmart's Only Prototype Store in Mississauga Continues to Change Shape


When shoppers think of Walmart, they often think of two key things--low prices and one-stop shopping. 

Walmart, the store known for offering an impressive selection of affordable products ranging from groceries to clothing to home goods, operates multiple locations across the Greater Toronto Area and one particularly unique store in the Meadowvale area in Mississauga.

The Walmart location in Meadowvale is a prototype design store, perhaps better described as a reinvention experimental store. The store works to pilot new technologies, drive innovation and experiment with new designs to create some of the most unique stores in retail. In this particular store, customers will immediately see the changes.

The Meadowvale location offers an enhanced customer experience by tapping into the shopper's desire for a more modern space with a layout that's both logical and inviting.

Shopping has never been easier or faster. The store showcases a new layout, open sight lines, wider aisles, more theatre, complementary adjacencies, new navigational and pricing signage and a better overall customer experience.

In the Meadowvale location, key destination departments like Baby, Kids Wear and Toys and are grouped together. The store also offers a vast grocery section that's near the cookware section, allowing shoppers to quickly move from grabbing fresh produce to picking up some new pots and pans they've been eyeing.

While the store is airier and more open-concept, a lot goes on behind the scenes to streamline the shopping experience.

"The Meadowvale Walmart prototype store was designed for both customers and associates in mind," explains Yohan Aguiar, Meadowvale Walmart Supercentre Store Manager. "The Supercentre Reinvention Team also improved operating and merchandising efficiencies for our associates, which in turn benefit our customers."

Although the Meadowvale store has been open and serving the community for more than 20 years (it first opened in 1994. In 2001, the store was relocated to its current location and in 2010, it was converted to a Supercentre), it enjoyed a re-grand opening as a rejuvenated and reinvigorated store last April. Over the past year, the redesigned space has merited some positive attention.

"Customers like the updated signage and being able to navigate the store with ease," says Aguiar.  "We also received feedback about our selection and recently introduced thousands of grocery items to the store as well as expanded the international aisle offering."

This store also offers grocery pickup.

With grocery, grocery shopping has never been easier. Customers can complete their weekly grocery shop at or via the Walmart mobile app. Customers can fill their cart with fresh groceries, including top quality fresh produce, 100% Canadian AAA Angus beef, chicken and pork, dairy, baked goods, frozen food and pantry items. They can also add health and beauty products, household supplies, pet food, baby food, diapers and lots more. Customers can select a pickup window and have their groceries delivered right to their car.

The brand continues to invest in services to make every day easier for busy grocery is convenient for busy parents, party planning and stocking up the fridge post-vacation or en route to the cottage.

And although some of the recent chilly days might have people feeling like summer is far away, it's truly right around the corner and Walmart is helping people prepare by offering a range of sun-friendly products, including warm weather apparel, patio goods and items that are perfect for outdoor entertaining.

In fact, the Garden Centre is now open—so shoppers can head to the Meadowvale store to stock up on goods for their gardens.

The store is open from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. seven days a week.

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