Wal-Mart buys trucking, distribution firms

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Wal-Mart Canada is integrating its lines of distribution, purchasing two logistics companies which have acted as service providers for the retailer, the Journal of Commerce reports. Trucking company Translogic Express Dedicated Inc. will continue to business under its own name, according to the deal’s terms, but distribution centre operator SCM will be rebranded. Both will operate as wholly-owned subsidiaries of Wal-Mart.