Home / Knowledge / News / Wal-Mart Mississauga store carries eco-friendly bamboo apparel
Wal-Mart Mississauga store carries eco-friendly bamboo apparel
12
Jun '08
Wal-Mart Canada opened the doors of its 300th store this morning, a Wal-Mart Supercentre in the Heartland retail district of Mississauga, Ontario.

The flagship store welcomed thousands of customers in the first hour of operation - including a line up of hundreds waiting for the 8 a.m. ribbon cutting.

"Wal-Mart Canada is a strong business getting stronger," said David Cheesewright, Wal-Mart Canada's president and CEO, during grand-opening remarks at the 300th store this morning.

"As we get ready to open the doors of our 300th store here in Mississauga, our 301st store is scheduled to open later this morning in Peace River, Alberta. Demand for our stores is high and we are responding."

The continued growth of Wal-Mart Canada's business including as many as 27 new or expanded stores planned nationwide for the current year - is built upon a foundation begun in 1994, when Wal-Mart Canada took over operations of a struggling chain of 122 Woolco stores.

Since that time the company has constructed 255 additional or relocated stores and expanded 28 stores, investing several billion dollars into the local economy and creating approximately 100,000 in-store and construction trade jobs.

"Wal-Mart is a business of progress and opportunity," said Cheesewright. "Our chain is growing, our team is growing, and the opportunities to be part of a business at its best are growing."

As the fourth-largest employer in Canada, with a growing team of more than 75,000 associates, the company estimates that the equivalent of one in 100 Canadians has at some point worked for Wal-Mart.

New format Wal-Mart Supercentres, require larger teams of associates and management - a team of more than 500 in the case of the newly opened 300th store, which received more than 3,500 job applications.

Supercentres also offer a larger assortment of merchandise, combining Wal-Mart's traditionally strong general-merchandise selection with a full assortment of groceries.

Canada's first three Wal-Mart Supercentres opened in Ontario in October, 2006. By day's end there will be 34 in three provinces - Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia.

Must ReadView All

Textiles | On 19th Jan 2017

Pakistan imposes duty on Indian fine cotton yarn

A provisional countervailing duty ranging from Rs 26.89 to Rs 55.8 a...

Textiles | On 19th Jan 2017

Union Budget: Textile sector expects excise duty revisions

Excise duty on man-made fibres should be reduced to bring it on par...

Union textiles minister Smriti Irani at the inauguration of IIGF in New Delhi with textiles secretary Rashmi Verma and other dignitaries. Courtesy: PIB

Apparel/Garments | On 19th Jan 2017

Ministry to reimburse apparel exporters for state levies

The textile ministry has received a sum of Rs 500 crore from the...

Interviews View All

Yash Agarwal
Hitansh Online

Every market region has its own culture and trends

Dharmendra Shah
Ozone PB Spintex Limited

‘We have made huge investments to ensure quality yarn production.’

Nitin Soni
Dolphin Jingwei Machines

Taxation policies need to be made simpler

Kai Poehler
Voith Paper GmbH & Co. KG

The glass mat industry is growing by five to eight per cent annually. Kai...

Mark Paterson
Technical Absorbents Ltd

Mark Paterson, R&D manager of Technical Absorbents Ltd talks about Super...

Kevin Nelson
TissueGen

Kevin Nelson, Chief Scientific Officer, TissueGen discusses the growing...

Jay Ramrakhiani
Occasions Elegance Wear

It is believed that by early 19th century, Varanasi weavers had moved away ...

Karan Arora
Karan Arora

Bridal couture created with rich Indian heritage, exquisite craftsmanship...

Pranav Mishra
Huemn

Designers Pranav Mishra and Shyma Shetty’s Huemn is known for its...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH
January 2017

January 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

SUBSCRIBE


Browse Our Archives

GO


eNEWS
Insights
Subscribe today and get the latest News update in your mail box.
Advanced Search