On Monday February 4th, 2019 CMHDS members toured the “New” BC Liquor Distribution Branch (LDB) Distribution Centre.
In 2018 BCLDB moved its Distribution Centre from a 200,000 sq.ft facility it had occupied in Vancouver since 1961 to a new 400,000 sq.ft. facility in the Tilbury Industrial Park in Delta.
In addition to seeing this expansive new facility, members heard about the challenges and triumphs of moving a large distribution centre while maintaining service levels, ordering and service cycles, and how the LDB continues to deal with the growing business from independent retailers.
The LDB employ more than 3,500 people, approximately 500 of which are engaged directly in 3-shift DC and Distribution related service and operate over 200 government liquor stores under the BC Liquor Stores name, found all across the province.