“Built- to-suit” distribution centre offers more than 150,000 sq. ft.
Burnaby, BC — June 26, 2008 — Horizon Distributors, Western Canada’s largest distributor of organic and natural foods, has commenced operations from its new facility in South Burnaby.
At 150,000 square feet, the new distribution centre, located at 5589 Trapp Avenue in South Burnaby’s Glenwood Industrial Estates, includes 137,000 sq. ft. of warehouse space and a complete cold chain with increased cooler and freezer space to answer market demand for more fresh and ready-to-eat meal options. Like the previous building in Central Burnaby, the new distribution centre will service food retailers across the four Western provinces and the Northern territories. The new distribution centre employs over one hundred people in various office and warehouse positions.
According to Horizon’s General Manager, Terri Newell, “We’re pleased to be able to continue to grow our business in Burnaby. We’ve been here for more than fifteen years and are excited to have found such a beautiful site in the Glenwood Industrial Estates. This new building will allow us to keep pace with the vibrant growth in sales of organic and natural foods.” Horizon Distributors has recently inked a new agreement confirming it as the primary supplier to Whole Foods Market® and Capers Whole Foods Market® in Western Canada, and enjoys preferred supplier status with Planet Organic Market. Also counted among its customer base are many large supermarket chains looking to respond to consumer demand for organic and natural products.
About Horizon Distributors
Established in 1976, Horizon Distributors is a privately owned, Canadian company, providing Canada’s largest selection of organic and natural products in the dry, chill, frozen and household cleaning categories. During its history, Horizon has emerged as an established industry leader, becoming the preferred distributor to both independent retailers and major natural and mass market grocery chains, including Whole Foods Market® and Planet Organic Market, and an array of natural foods stores, buying clubs, wholesalers, restaurants, bakeries, cafés and commissaries. Horizon maintains these relationships through logistical excellence, personalized account service, industry best fill rates, and uncompromising commitment to integrity in product selection. Horizon is the cornerstone of the Horizon Group, a privately held, national network of Canadian businesses concerned with the distribution, private labelling, import and brand management of organic, natural and gourmet foods, health and beauty aids and nutritional supplements.
For more information, contact:
Gayle Thom, Director of Procurement & Marketing