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Walmart has no stores or presence in Nunavut, if they want to address disparity in Canada that would be a place to start. The remote regions of Canada have real problems with jobs and basic necessities, including groceries.
 

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Walmart has no stores or presence in Nunavut, if they want to address disparity in Canada that would be a place to start. The remote regions of Canada have real problems with jobs and basic necessities, including groceries.
Crappy Tire is everywhere. No groceries of course, maybe some bbq sauce.
 

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Walmart teaming up with Shopify to grow their online marketplace:

Ugh, sounds like it’s trying to do a Best Buy, wherein the customers think they’re buying from Best Best, or Walmart when in fact you’re buying from any shister who‘s rented a piece of their marketplace. Might as well give your money to Amazon.
 

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Walmart has no stores or presence in Nunavut, if they want to address disparity in Canada that would be a place to start. The remote regions of Canada have real problems with jobs and basic necessities, including groceries.
Since places as remote as the Hawaiian island of Kauai (the westernmost (and most isolated) of the major Hawaiian islands) has a (regular) Wal-Mart, Iqaluit can have a Wal-Mart, even if it's just a regular Wal-Mart. To be fair, Kauai alone has approximately twice as many people as all of Nunavut.

Kodiak Island in Alaska also has a regular Wal-Mart and the island has only approximately 13,000 people, further justifying an Iqaluit location for Wal-Mart.

The Kauai location is the westernmost Wal-Mart in the world.
 
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Kauai can also support a Costco. I'm sure the 1.2m visitors per year helps.

Since places as remote as the Hawaiian island of Kauai (the westernmost (and most isolated) of the major Hawaiian islands) has a (regular) Wal-Mart, Iqaluit can have a Wal-Mart, even if it's just a regular Wal-Mart. To be fair, Kauai alone has approximately twice as many people as all of Nunavut.

Kodiak Island in Alaska also has a regular Wal-Mart and the island has only approximately 13,000 people, further justifying an Iqaluit location for Wal-Mart.

The Kauai location is the westernmost Wal-Mart in the world.
 

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Iqaluit is under 8,000 in population with no catchment area. I suppose if Wal-Mart figured it was profitable they would give it a go, but they would face the same supply chain issues that the existing retail (Arctic Co-Op, Northmart and a few independents) do; seasonal heavy shipments and year-round aircraft for lighter stuff and perishables. The cost of goods is directly linked to cost of shipping, not smiley face Mr. Rollback.
 

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Iqaluit is under 8,000 in population with no catchment area. I suppose if Wal-Mart figured it was profitable they would give it a go, but they would face the same supply chain issues that the existing retail (Arctic Co-Op, Northmart and a few independents) do; seasonal heavy shipments and year-round aircraft for lighter stuff and perishables. The cost of goods is directly linked to cost of shipping, not smiley face Mr. Rollback.
Logistics are even easier in Alaska's Kodiak Island, which has a Wal-Mart.
 

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