CORNWALL, Ontario – Loblaws has announced that it will be expanding its distribution centre in Cornwall in 2021.
This expansion is a part of a restructuring that will see distribution centres in Ottawa and Laval, QC, close.
The distribution centre in Ottawa has around 230 employees while the Laval site has approximately 550.
Loblaws Inc. cannot confirm however if these job losses at the distribution centres in Laval and Ottawa will all be moved to Cornwall.
“Cornwall is an existing distribution centre that is expanding and, by the end of 2021, will be among Canada’s best and most modern, introducing new jobs, technology, and greater volumes. It includes automation but also people,” said Catherine Thomas, Senior Director of External Communications with Loblaws. “When the site is fully operational (by the end of 2021) it will service our stores in Eastern Ontario and Quebec. There will be an increase in the workforce there, but we can’t confirm precise numbers.”