Colabor closing distribution centres in Ottawa and London, consolidating ops


Colabor Group Inc. is closing its distribution centres in Ottawa and London as a result of the end of a supply contract with Recipe Unlimited.

The distributor and wholesaler of food and related products says it will consolidate the Broadline distribution activities of its Summit Foods division in Ontario into its Mississauga distribution centre.

The number of jobs affected by the decision was not immediately released. Colabor’s Ottawa facilities are located at 100 Legacy Rd., a 103,000-square-foot site owned by Canadian Urban Ltd.

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Colabor CEO Louis Frenette says the company will be providing assistance and support to help all employees in this transition period.

Colabor says sales and marketing activities will be maintained in Ottawa and London, as well as administrative activities in London.

The Ottawa location will close Feb. 9, while the London distribution centre will shut March 1.

Colabor’s news comes a day after Loblaw Co. Ltd. announced it would wind down operations at its distribution centre on Sheffield Road, opting to consolidate its operations in Ottawa and Laval with its Cornwall facility.

– With files from OBJ staff

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