A major infrastructure investment from Walmart Canada will pay for a comprehensive store refresh initiative and a new supply chain facility.

The Canadian subsidiary of US discount giant Walmart is investing $1bn in infrastructure this year as part of what the retailer says are efforts to speed up and transform the business for its customers. The investment includes more than $100M to build a high-tech sortable fulfilment centre near Montreal in Vaudreuil-Dorion, Quebec, as well as $330M to revamp and refresh more than 80 stores across Canada.

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