Canadian Packaging

Tour Walmart's first sustainable fresh food D.C.

PAC - The Packaging Association offers chance to tour Walmart's Balzac facility.

May 3, 2011
by Canadian Packaging Staff

Walmart Canada and PAC – The Packaging Association are offering a tour of the retail giant’s first sustainable fresh food distribution center, a new state-of-the-art facility that has been built to be 60 per cent more energy efficient than Walmart’s other more traditional refrigerated centers and is expected to save the company some $4.8 million in energy bills over the next five years.

As one of North America’s most energy-efficient distribution centers, the 400,000-square-foot Balzac, Alberta  facility is a living lab of sustainability and includes the company’s first pilots of hydrogen fuel cells, solar thermal and wind power, as well as many other sustainability features and products.

Walmart Canada has invested $115 million to build this immense facility—one of Canada’s largest refrigerated buildings—to serve as a hub for fresh and frozen food destined for 104 of the company’s stores in Western Canada, from Manitoba to British Columbia.

Tour Information:

Spaces are limited – so sign up today:

Join fellow industry members for a networking lunch prior to the tour start.


Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Lunch: 12:00 pm
Tour: 2:00 pm


3 Stonegate Dr. N.W.
Airdrie, Alberta, T4B 0N2

Walmart Fresh Food Distribution Centre
261039 Wagon Wheel Crescent
Rocky View, Balzac, Alberta  T4A 0E2


$49.00 + GST
Includes plant tour & networking lunch


Register online

Contact for more information:

Lindsey Ogle, Events Coordinator
PAC – The Packaging Association
416-490-7860 ext.218
e-mail at

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