April 22, 2009 – Mountain Equipment Co-op Tour

On April 22nd CMHDS members joined host Alan Fitterer, a long time CMHDS member and former Executive, as he lead the tour of Mountain Equipment Co-op Distribution Centre in Surrey, BC. Located on 16 acres this 182,000 sq foot facility boasts some of the latest pick to light and environmentally friendly technology. The facility employs 50 people and services MEC’s 12 stores and a thriving online catalogue orders, handling over 19,000 SKU's! The facility is a combination of a refurbishment of an … [Read more...]

March 6, 2009 – Horizon Distributors Tour

Horizon Distributors is Western Canada’s largest distributor of organic and natural products in the dry, chill and frozen categories. They are a privately owned, 100% Canadian company located in Burnaby, BC, which expanded operations on June 2, 2008 into a new 150,000 square foot distribution centre.  Their customer base includes major natural, grocery and independent grocery chains, and a vast array of independent natural foods stores, buying clubs, wholesalers, restaurants, bakeries, cafés … [Read more...]

February 4, 2009 – London Drugs DC Tour

One of Canada's largest retail chains, London Drugs was founded in 1945 as a small drugstore in Vancouver, British Columbia by Sam Bass. Today, London Drugs has stores in more than 35 major markets throughout British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba. The pharmacy is still the heart of our business, but today they also offer a full service computer department, cosmetics ranging from lip gloss to high-end face creams, furniture, cameras, high quality photo finishing, cordless phones … [Read more...]