Inside Logistics

Retailer redistributes salt

Canadian Tire sends 100 transport trucks of road salt to stores across Southern Ontario


December 30, 2013
by MM&D Online staff

TORONTO, ON—In the wake of the ice storm, Canadian Tire despatched 100 transport trucks loaded with bags of road salt to its stores across Southern Ontario. While it was prioritizing locations along the Kitchener-Toronto-Kingston corridor, the company was working around the clock to replenish inventory levels at all of its 120 Canadian Tire stores in the region. It expected to deliver 100,000 bags of salt to its stores over the 24 hours after the storm.

Canadian Tire’s Distribution Centre in Brampton, Ontario, was working at full capacity after the storm’s arrival on Saturday morning. In addition to salt, Canadian Tire worked closely with vendors to ensure the availability of additional emergency supplies – items like generators, chainsaws, axes, power packs, propane, batteries, flashlights, fire wood, water and shovels.

Many Canadian Tire stores across Southern Ontario extended store hours to serve those in need.

As the storm made its way towards Eastern Canada, Canadian Tire also announced that the distribution centre that services Quebec and the Maritimes had been put on high-alert for additional support requests and product orders in the region.