IKEA Canada Plans Distribution Hub In Richmond, British Columbia
The new location, with a projected opening date of April 2018, will support approximately 100 new IKEA jobs and will fulfill orders for the four existing British Columbia and Alberta stores, as well as eCommerce purchases.
“As IKEA continues to grow, we recognize the importance of making the shopping experience more convenient and enjoyable for Canadians,” said IKEA Canada President Marsha Smith. “Building a stronger distribution network is one of the many ways we are ensuring we meet our customer’s expectations in western Canada.”
According to company officials, the new Customer Distribution Centre will further enable IKEA to have the products in the right location, closer to its customers. This will result in shorter delivery times for IKEA customers in western Canada, enabling a more positive shopping experience. More efficient distribution will also enable IKEA to contribute towards its sustainability goals outlined in the People & Planet Positive strategy.
Jobs will be available in a variety of functions, including Logistics, Human Resources, Safety & Security and Operations. Recruitment will begin this fall and will be coordinated in stages to support the development of the building.
In 2015, IKEA Canada announced its ambition to double in size by 2025 and expand from coast to coast. A new store will open this fall in Halifax, followed by a store in Quebec City in summer 2018. The Vancouver area Customer Distribution Centre will be the third IKEA distribution centre in Canada. The retailer also operates facilities in the Montreal and Toronto areas.
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