Canadian Tire Stores to Receive 100,000 Bags of Salt Over Next 24 Hours
Company's Distribution Centre on High-Alert For Support Requests From
Quebec & Atlantic Canada Stores
TORONTO, Dec. 23, 2013 /CNW/ - In the wake of the weekend's ice storm,
today Canadian Tire announced that it has dispatched 100 transport
trucks loaded with bags of road salt to its stores across Southern
Ontario. While it is prioritizing locations along the
Kitchener-Toronto-Kingston corridor, the Company is working around the
clock to replenish inventory levels at all of its 120 Canadian Tire
stores in the region. It expects to deliver 100,000 bags of salt to its
stores over the next 24 hours, with shipments arriving at many stores
as early as this morning.
Canadian Tire's Distribution Centres in Brampton, Ontario, has been
working at full capacity since the storm's arrival on Saturday morning.
In addition to salt, Canadian Tire is working closely with vendors now
and over the holidays to ensure the availability of additional
emergency supplies - items like generators, chainsaws, axes, power
packs, propane, batteries, flashlights, fire wood, water and shovels.
Many Canadian Tire stores across Southern Ontario are extending store
hours to serve those in need, but customers are encouraged to contact
their local location directly for store-specific information.
As the storm makes its way towards Eastern Canada, Canadian Tire also
announced that the distribution centre that services Quebec and the
Maritimes has been put on high-alert for additional support requests
and product orders in the region.
About Canadian Tire Corporation
Canadian Tire Corporation, Limited (TSX:CTC.a) (TSX:CTC) is a Family of
Companies that includes Canadian Tire Retail, PartSource, Gas+, FGL
Sports (Sport Chek, Hockey Experts, Sports Experts, National Sports, S3
and Atmosphere), Mark's, Canadian Tire Financial Services, and Canadian
Tire Jumpstart Charities. With more than 1,700 retail and gasoline
outlets from coast-to-coast, our primary retail business categories -
Automotive, Living, Fixing, Playing and Apparel - are supported and
strengthened by our Financial Services division. More than 85,000
people are employed across the Canadian Tire enterprise, which was
founded in 1922 and remains one of Canada's most recognized and trusted
brands. Canadian Tire Retail, Sport Chek and Sports Experts are proud
to be Premier National Partners of the Canadian Olympic Team.
For more information, visit Corp.CanadianTire.ca
SOURCE: CANADIAN TIRE CORPORATION, LIMITED
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