After months of reports rumouring a new Walmart Supercentre location in Victoria, the company has officially confirmed this to be true.
In an emailed statement to Victoria Buzz, a spokesperson for the department store chain confirmed that Walmart will open a new Supercentre location at Hillside Shopping Centre, taking over the space formerly occupied by Sears.
The new store will occupy 139,000 sq. ft. and, like other Walmart locations, offer groceries, baked goods, frozen food and pantry items, and general merchandise.
“Customers will also have the option to shop in-store or online and pick up or have their orders delivered to their doors.”
The company estimates that the creation of this new store will add approximately 200 trade and construction jobs and 250 in-store jobs to the labour market.
This will be the third Walmart Supercentre to operate in Victoria, adding to outlets in Uptown and Langford.
The store is slated to open in early 2022.