Charlottetown getting Walmart Supercentre

Dave Stewart
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Charlottetown is getting a Walmart supercentre

Walmart in Charlottetown is being converted into a supercentre.

Employees at Walmart have been told that the conversion will be complete in time for January 2015, although a spokesperson with Walmart Canada said late Thursday that they can’t confirm the date.

“I can confirm that we’re planning to convert the Charlottetown store into a supercentre,’’ said Rosalyn Carneiro, manager of public relations, “but I can’t confirm any dates around when we anticipate construction will start or be completed.’’

Walmart supercenters tend to offer a full-service supermarket component, including meat and poultry, baked goods, a deli, frozen foods, dairy products, garden produce and seafood.

More later and in Friday’s Guardian, print and e-editions

Organizations: Walmart

Geographic location: Charlottetown

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  • Youngster and Wise-and-Simple Shopper
    January 17, 2014 - 17:31

    Oh no............. Not another bigger place for old fogies to lean on their shopping carts and fill them up with everything that ends in 97¢.

  • Know Better
    January 17, 2014 - 07:43

    Sorry, I won't be shopping for cheap junk, made by starving children in a dark room, so fat cats can buy more luxury yachts. I will shop for locally made items and buy the rest from locally owned businesses.

    • therod
      January 17, 2014 - 09:26

      I assume you don't shop at Sobeys, Superstore...etc?

  • AD
    January 17, 2014 - 07:22

    I believe the reason this didn't happen before had to do with its proximity to Sobey's. Given how long it takes for things to change here, it probably took until now to get construction granted.

  • Realistic
    January 17, 2014 - 06:35

    Type "Truth About Walmart" into your computer search engine. Unless, of course, you don't dare. Then re-read your comments. Go ahead - it can't hurt, can it?

  • WHAT?
    January 17, 2014 - 05:10


  • Scarlett1942
    January 16, 2014 - 23:29

    Just what we DO NOT NEED. What people were surveyed on this issue???????????? on this little Island??????????????????????

    • Pete
      January 17, 2014 - 11:23

      Businesses need to do surveys before they make an investment in their own business (in the form of expansion, remodeling, or new larger location)???????????????????? When did that start ???????????? After Sobey's, Target and Kent made their investments????????????

  • Adophus
    January 16, 2014 - 23:12

    I sure wish we could get Costco too!

  • hmmm
    January 16, 2014 - 22:33

    I once called and asked why they do not have a refridgerated section (sp?) silly them ,,, they responded to the point they dont want to compete with sobeys or superstore.. local stores.... guess that changed eh too bad everyone can't keep up with..everyone

    • Obeys
      January 17, 2014 - 09:20

      Don't want to compete? More like it's in the lease agreement.

    • To 'hmmm':
      January 17, 2014 - 17:35

      If you can't spell, and type, and punctuate properly; stay away from submitting comments.

  • sheila french
    January 16, 2014 - 20:06

    It's about time woo woo

  • Marcel Leblanc
    January 16, 2014 - 19:39

    Please open 24 hours

  • Yay
    January 16, 2014 - 18:37

    Competition for lower food prices can only be a good thing for consumers.

  • Jocelyn
    January 16, 2014 - 17:09


  • Ally
    January 16, 2014 - 16:59

    I'm surprised it's taken this long. The Walmart in Moncton announced they were becoming a supercentre the moment Target said they were moving in.