ANALYSIS: How TIM-BR MART got too many DCs

With the closing of Chalifour Canada’s extra distribution centres in Quebec, TIM-BR MART Group president Bernie Owens has done what several company presidents ahead of him could not—or would not—do. He has dealt with the overcapacity generated by two full-line DCs, in London and Victoriaville.

Victoriaville is part of a network of DCs serving TIM-BR MART dealers and other independents across the country that buy hardware and building materials through Chalifour Canada, the hardware wholesale arm of TIM-BR MART Group. Victoriaville was also the original home…

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