TORONTO — Canadian Tire Corp., which operates a chain of 474 stores across Canada specializing in auto, leisure and outdoor products, is planning to test a limited grocery offering in two stores, according to reports.
The company will reportedly devote about 5,000 square feet to the grocery products in two stores in Orleans and Welland, Ontario, where it plans to test a new retail concept. Reports said the grocery offering will include some frozen products, as well as everyday grocery items like milk and bread, but will not carry a full assortment of groceries. Canadian Tire stores generally only offer some convenience snack foods, including soda and candy.
There were no immediate plans for further rollout, the reports said.
The two stores are expected to open in the next few weeks.