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Walmart Canada

Wal-Mart Canada
Company nameWalmart Canada
Company typeDiscount department store
FoundedMid-1960s (as Woolco Canada)
1994 (Wal-Mart Canada)
2009 (Walmart Canada)
HeadquartersMississauga, Ontario
No. of locations329 (2011)
Key peopleDavid Cheesewright, President & CEO
ProductsDiscount stores, hypermarkets, Optical, Pharmacy, Portrait Studio
Employees85,000 (2011)

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Wal-Mart Canada Corp. ( ) is the Canadian unit of Walmart and was founded in 1994 in Mississauga, Ontario with the purchase of the Canadian Woolco stores from Woolworth Canada.

Walmart typically competes with Zellers, Canadian Tire, Hart Stores, Giant Tiger, and Real Canadian Superstore, Costco, and increasingly grocery stores such as Loblaws, Metro, Sobeys, Thrifty Foods, Safeway, Save-On-Foods, Country Grocer, Fairway Markets, Quality Foods, others.

Beginning in the fall of 2006, Walmart opened new Supercentres in select Canadian cities with 14 new stores by the end of 2007. Walmart locations already carry limited grocery items in Canada.

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