BRAMPTON, ONT. — Loblaw said April 13 it plans to open 30 new stores and renovate more than 500 existing stores as it continues to adapt to changes in the food retail sector.
The grocery and pharmacy giant said the investment includes the continued roll out of its Click & Collect e-commerce, improved health and wellness services, and the inclusion of fresh food at select Shoppers Drug Mart locations.
Loblaw said the moves will invest about $1.3 billion into the economy and create an estimated 10,000 retail, trade and construction jobs.
The announcement comes almost exactly a year since Loblaw said it planned to build 50 new stores and renovate 150 others as part of a $1.3 billion revamp and expansion.