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Walmart announces massive $1billion update that will change the look of stores to make shopping as easy as possible

WALMART has announced a massive $1billion update to various stores that will enhance in-store and online shopping.

The enormous infrastructure investment will go toward 80 Walmart locations in Canada.

Walmart has announced a $1billion infrastructure investment going towards 80 locations in CanadaCredit: Walmart Canada

This year's billion-dollar plan will include modernizing and upgrading physical spaces in various locations, focusing on improving the customer experience for both in-store and online shoppers.

According to a company press release, some enhancements include expanding product assortment, refreshing interior and exterior sites, adding LED lighting to critical departments, updating associate lounge areas, renovating washroom areas, and replacing and updating legacy systems with new technology.

“This important investment is the latest example of Walmart’s commitment to Quebec,” said Cyrille Ballereau, Walmart Canada Regional Vice President for Quebec.

“We are investing for growth in Quebec and creating jobs for Quebecers to better serve our customers.

"Quebecers will see refreshed stores, quicker service and more options available in-store and online. When Quebecers choose Walmart, they are choosing to support a retailer that supports Quebecers.”

More than $100million will go towards the opening of Walmart's first fulfillment center near Montreal.

The new facility, currently slated to open in 2024, will offer better product availability and quicker service for customers choosing to shop in-store or online at Walmart.ca.

The high-end facility will be capable of shipping 20million items annually, will be able to store 500,000 items and will create 225 new jobs in Quebec.

"We know these are challenging times for our customers. That's why we are proud to be making significant investments in Canada to deliver the very best shopping experience," said JP Suarez, Executive Vice President, Chief Administration Office and Regional CEO for Walmart International, who is also leading Walmart Canada on an interim basis.

"We are building a better Walmart Canada to help more Canadians save money and live better. As the cost of living rises, Canadians can trust Walmart to be that convenient, one-stop shop for everyday low prices."

The upcoming projects are part of Walmart's multi-year $3.5billion investment into their Canada locations.