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Walmart Supercentre about to take over former Winnipeg Target store

Walmart Supercentre in south Winnipeg will open its doors to the public on Jan. 28. THE CANADIAN PRESS IMAGES/Graham Hughes

WINNIPEG — It’s been sitting vacant for almost a year, but a former Target store in south Winnipeg is about to turn into a Walmart Supercentre.

The retailer will open the Lakewood Boulevard location on January 28.

Walmart also opened a supercentre in Winkler, Manitoba Thursday morning.

These grand openings bring Walmart Canada’s total store count to 400 stores, including 312 supercentres and 88 discount stores.

However, last week the company announced it was closing 269 stores, more than half of them in the U.S. and another big chunk in its the Brazilian market.

READ MORE: 269 Wal-Mart stores set to close around the world; Canadian stores not affected

The stores being shut down account for a fraction of the company’s 11,000 stores worldwide and less than 1 per cent of its global revenue.

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