Throwback Thursday: Ten years ago, Home Depot Canada opened its first RDC

Throwback Thursday is a regular weekly feature in which we dip into the archives of the Hardlines Weekly Report. The purpose is to provide history, put things in the context of today, and show how rapidly the industry is changing.

Almost ten years ago, on March 3, 2014, we reported that The Home Depot Canada had opened its first Canadian Rapid Deployment Centre (RDC). “Located in Vaughan, Ont., this new 657,600-square-foot facility will service the retailer’s 123 stores from Winnipeg east to its store in St. John’s,” we wrote. Later that year, Home Depot built an RDC in Calgary, too. Home Depot now has almost 100 distribution centres throughout North America, of which 19 are RDCs.