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Leon’s Opens New British Columbia Distribution Center

Toronto-based Leon’s Furniture has opened a 432,346 square-foot distribution center in Delta, British Columbia -- a project that represents the largest capital investment the company has ever made in a single property.

The retailer said two existing warehouses in British Columbia will be consolidated into the Delta facility. The new distribution center is expected to generate meaningful cost savings and efficiencies over the next several years as the company's online and brick-and-mortar businesses in the province continue to grow.

"Our new Delta facility represents an important milestone on our ongoing journey to generate meaningful efficiencies throughout our network," said Edward Leon, president and chief operating officer of Leon's. "This new DC will enhance product availability and shipping times within the province of B.C. while generating meaningful cost savings over time as we continue to ramp-up our west coast presence.”

He said it’s also the first distribution facility in the Leon’s network that has been positioned to handle product from both its Leon’s and The Brick banners. And he said the model could be replicated in other areas of the country.

The Delta facility is a joint venture between Leon's and Beedie Development of Vancouver, and represents an investment of over C$65 million. At full capacity it can hold approximately C$40 million in inventory at retail and features state-of-the-art equipment, systems and processes to ensure that product is moving efficiently through its more than 100 dock doors.

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