Shaw has invested millions of dollars in its retail expansion to create immersive shopping destinations that provide customers with space and interactive displays while following COVID-19 protocols
CALGARY, Alberta, Nov. 13, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Shaw Communications Inc. today announced that it is continuing to invest in British Columbia to create better retail experiences for connectivity shoppers in Vancouver, Langley, and Nanaimo.
Shaw opened the doors on its 2,025-square-foot retail store at Woodgrove Centre (6631 N Island Hwy) in Nanaimo this week. The new store in Nanaimo follows the opening of a 2,295-square-foot retail store in Langley at Willowbrook Shopping Centre (19705 Fraser Hwy) and another retail store at Shaw Tower in Vancouver (1067 West Cordova Street).
These new retail locations offer a contemporary and inviting environment for customers to explore Shaw’s latest products and services, including Shaw Mobile and Shaw Fibre+ Gig 1.5 internet and other Shaw Internet plans. For customers, the mall is often the final stop on a shopping journey that begins with online research on the wide array of products and services available to meet their heightened need for affordable and fast connectivity.
“Shopping is all about creating a positive and informative experience, and our redesigned stores are where Shaw products and services come to life,” said Paul Deverell, President, Consumer, Shaw Communications. “We’re giving residents of Vancouver, Langley, and Nanaimo a superior experience as they look to fulfill their growing need for ultrafast home internet and affordable wireless services. Our new retail spaces are stunning to look at and provide safe places for customers to get trusted advice from our connectivity experts.”
Each new store offers an immersive setting for customers to learn more about Shaw products and services — either from an expert advisor or on their own using interactive demonstration walls and digital display stations. The displays are modern, backlit and uncluttered to ensure the latest technology is front and centre so that customers get a better feel for what they are taking home while adhering to all applicable COVID-19 safety protocols.
Shaw Mobile is now available in more than 140 locations across B.C. and Alberta, including 22 Shaw retail stores, 59 Walmart stores and 52 locations of The Mobile Shop in Real Canadian Superstore and T&T Supermarket grocery stores. Future retail openings in B.C. are planned to take place at high-traffic shopping destinations in West Vancouver, Prince George, and Victoria in the coming weeks.
Shaw began its multi-million-dollar retail expansion when it launched Shaw Mobile wireless services in British Columbia and Alberta in July 2020.
In addition to making it more convenient for customers to get the connectivity services they need, Shaw’s retail efforts are contributing to each community’s economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic by creating jobs at a time of high unemployment and working with Canadian suppliers wherever possible.
“Shaw Communications is a top employer in our City. We are delighted to recognize Shaw for continuing to grow its presence in Nanaimo and contributing to our city’s economic development through the opening of its newest retail location,” said Leonard Krog, Mayor, Nanaimo. “This further investment will make it easier for residents to get the affordable wireless services and strong home internet connection they are looking for.”
“In these unprecedented times, people need to stay in touch and have dependable access to vital information more than ever,” said Jack Froese, Mayor, Township of Langley. “Options that keep people connected — especially with affordability in mind — are greatly appreciated, and we are pleased to see Shaw investing in our community, expanding opportunities, and providing employment.”
Customers can visit Shaw.ca/contact-us/retail for a complete list of locations.
More information, including a complete list of pricing and packaging for Shaw Internet plans, including Fibre+ Gig 1.5, and Shaw Mobile plans, can be found at shawmobile.ca/plans as well as shaw.ca/internet.
Shaw Communications Inc. is a leading Canadian connectivity company. The Wireline division consists of Consumer and Business services. Consumer serves residential customers with broadband Internet, Shaw Go WiFi, video and digital phone. Business provides business customers with Internet, data, WiFi, digital phone and video services. The Wireless division provides wireless voice and LTE data services through an expanding and improving mobile wireless network infrastructure.
Shaw is traded on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges and is included in the S&P/TSX 60 Index (Symbol: TSX – SJR.B, SJR.PR.A, SJR.PR.B, NYSE – SJR, and TSXV – SJR.A). For more information, please visit www.shaw.ca
Caution Regarding Forward Looking Statements
Statements included in this news release that are not historic constitute “forward looking information” within the meaning of applicable securities laws. Such statements include, but are not limited to, statements concerning Shaw’s retail expansion, the opening and timing of opening of new retail locations in British Columbia, and/or the creation of new jobs in connection with the opening of new retail locations. These statements are based on assumptions made by Shaw that it believes are appropriate and reasonable in the circumstances, including without limitation, the forbearance of governments in implementing any emergency measures or changes in laws or regulations that may impact Shaw’s products or services, such as retail store closures in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Undue reliance should not be placed on any forward-looking statement. Many factors, including those not within Shaw’s control, may cause actual results to be materially different from the views expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements, including but not limited to: Shaw’s ability to access key suppliers and third-party service providers and their goods and services on commercially reasonable terms; changes in the general economic, market and business conditions; emergency measures implemented by any government; changes in laws, regulations and decisions by regulators that affect Shaw products or services, or the markets in which Shaw operates; and other factors described in Shaw’s 2020 Annual Report under the heading “Known Events, Trends, Risks and Uncertainties.” The foregoing is not an exhaustive list of all possible factors. Should one or more of these risks materialize, or should assumptions underlying the forward-looking statements prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described herein. Any forward-looking statements contained herein speak only as of the date of this news release. Except as required by law, Shaw disclaims any obligation to update any forward-looking statement.
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