MISSISSAUGA, Ontario – Walmart Canada released information on its latest concept it is calling the Urban Supercentre. The first location, which is located in Toronto, is set up to integrate e-commerce, third-party licensees, state-of-the-art technology and updated store design and layout for urban markets.
The new “Fast Lane” checkout technology will be implemented at the Walmart in Canada, which is fully integrated with the My Walmart app. Customers can scan and check out their own products as they shop with Walmart associates standing by if needed.
"With our new Urban Supercentre Concept, we're continuing to position ourselves as a leader in store design and retail innovation," said Lee Tappenden, president and CEO of Walmart Canada. "We're introducing new partners, testing new and innovative technologies, integrating eCommerce with bricks-and-mortar and updating our assortment to improve the customer shopping experience and to appeal more to young families in urban markets."
Some of the third-party licensees in the store included a newly renovated McDonald’s, Freshii, the Party Shop, The UPS Store, MINISO and Naoki Sushi.
There is also an Omni Store that is set up where customers can see and shop on Walmart.ca for extended aisle products. Associates will be available to answer questions and assist with online orders.
Walmart also said there would be a fresh market that will feature 100 percent Canadian beef, chicken and pork along with a community hub where customers can eat meals, sit down with friends and family and check out a community board.