Home Depot will open Toronto-area DC to serve pros better

The Home Depot is opening four new distribution centres, including one in Toronto, to serve its contractor customer better. The new facilities are an instrumental part of the retailer’s strategy to better serve pro customers, including those working on larger, more complex projects than typically served by Home Depot stores. The other DCs will be in Los Angeles; Detroit; and San Antonio, Tex.

The new distribution centres will stock large, bulky merchandise like lumber, insulation, and roofing shingles. With a network of distribution centres stocking a variety of product types, pros can order job lot quantities of the products they need to complete their entire projects, delivered directly to their job sites. The new distribution centres are expected to open in the first half of the year.