St-Hubert building new distribution centre

by Inside Logistics Online Staff
St-Hubert’s new  distribution centre will be built on the former Mascouche airport site. (CNW Group/St-Hubert Group)

LAVAL, Quebec – Restaurant chain St-Hubert is building a new distribution centre in Mascouche, Quebec, about 20 kilometres north of central Montreal.

The new DC will have an area of more than 100,000 square feet and is planned to meet demand for the next 15 years. Once operational it will ship an average of 21,000 cartons daily across its network. It replaces the current DC in Anjou, Quebec.

It is being built as part of a larger development of more than 1.6 million square feet, located on the former Mascouche municipal airport. Groundbreaking will be in November 2021 and the opening is expected a year later. It is being built by Laval, Quebec-based Frare Gallant, a specialist in building of agri-food factories and distribution centres.

“The construction of our new distribution centre represents an important step in our continued growth efforts,” says Richard Scofield, president of Groupe St-Hubert.

“In addition to enabling us to optimize distribution to our rotisseries and position ourselves strategically in a high-visibility industry, we are increasing our storage capacity for our Grocery Division’s 300 or so products offered across Canada.”

Groupe St-Hubert has more than 10,000 employees in two divisions: restaurants and food services. Founded in 1951 in Montréal, Les Rôtisseries St-Hubert Ltée now has 123 outlets in Québec, Ontario and New Brunswick, and serves more than 31 million meals annually.

Groupe St-Hubert also has a Retail Division that manufactures and distributes numerous food products under the St-Hubert brand as well as under other restaurant brands.