Federated Co-operatives Limited Distribution Centre Tour

Abstract

Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL) is a wholesaling, manufacturing, marketing and administrative co-operative owned by over 200 independent retail co-operative associations. These retail co-ops own and operate agro centres, food stores, gas bars/convenience stores and home centres. FCL has recently expanded its Saskatoon Distribution Centre. The 444,000 ft2 distribution centre (DC) in Saskatoon is capable of warehousing and distributing goods across the province in all commodities with frozen, fresh, produce, and dry grocery zones. In its current capacity, the Saskatoon DC provides quick access to 13,500 SKUs for retail co-ops in order to maintain a competitive advantage and keep their shelves filled. The facility follows such industry best practices such as:

Participants in the warehouse tour will be able to observe first-hand the various commodities handled in the Saskatoon DC and to see how its culture of continuous improvement has created a world-class operation right here in our own backyard. Participants in the warehouse tour will be able to observe first-hand the various commodities handled in the Saskatoon DC and to see how its culture of continuous improvement has created a world-class operation right here in our own backyard.

March 7, 2017

Federated Co-operatives Limited Saskatoon Distribution Centre 604 45th Street East

Tour: 5:30pm, Dinner 7:15pm

Tickets $15

For more information contact:

Kent Kostuk (306) 244-3295 k.kostuk@fcl.ca

Winfried Grassmann, (306) 373-0745grassman@cs.usask.ca