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The Pioneer Press reports that Walmart has committed to spending more than $450 million (US) in Canada, with plans to "add 35 supercenter stores, which carry everything from groceries to apparel and home decor, and house specialty services like pharmacies and garden centers … The move will bring its total store count to 395 by the end of January 2015, including 282 supercenters."

Included in that investment is $28 million (US) that will be devoted to e-commerce operations.

The story notes that "US retailers' growing presence in Canada has created an increasingly competitive retail arena that has left some big retailers struggling." Target and Costco both have been adding stores, while Best Buy and Sears have been laying off employees as they try to achieve greater profitability.
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