Loblaw in talks with Atlas Logistics to run Ajax, Ont., distribution centre

Sep 12, 2007 Full story: The Canadian Press 4,564

(CP) - Loblaw Cos. Ltd. (TSX:L), racked by supply-chain woes, has disclosed it is "at an advanced stage in its discussions" with third-party logistics provider Atlas Logistics Retail Services LLC on operating a big distribution centre in Ajax, east of Toronto.

Loblaw said Monday that Atlas Logistics - a division of the former Atlas Cold Storage, taken over last year by Eimskip Holdings of Iceland - would run the 870,000-square-foot dry and perishable food distribution centre starting next spring. Read more

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Freemont

Redwood City, CA

#1 Sep 16, 2007
Loblaws is crazy if they think this will run smoothly. This is a disaster waiting to happen. I'm sure Atlas has never dealt with produce, frozen or even the tight daily scheduling that Loblaws Distribution has handled themselves in the past. The growing pains Atlas and Loblaws will deal with will send shockwaves through investors and we will all relish in what I'm sure will be a dismal service level for years to come. I can only hope that Loblaws' Cambridge facility is ready to pick up the slack! The way Loblaws has the U.F.C.W in its back pocket, I was actually surprised they would go the third party route. In the last few years the way they have rushed into distribution changes with General Merchandise and the sinking stock price, we can only watch and laugh as we board this sinking ship and we will all say "we told you so." I would wage a fair buck that Atlas' service level will not exceed 70% for at least 10 years. Good Luck to all current Loblaws Distribution employees in the future and lets not let this "union" of ours screw us out of a fair severance package.
bob

Whitby, Canada

#2 Nov 5, 2007
When is the facility opening?
mike

Toronto, Canada

#3 Jan 11, 2008
when will they be taking applications?
mike

Toronto, Canada

#4 Jan 11, 2008
i'd like to know when and where you can apply for work at the new facility!
Julie in Bowmanville

Bowmanville, Canada

#5 Jan 14, 2008
What types of positions will be offered at this location?
Dave in Ajax

Pickering, Canada

#6 Jan 15, 2008
I would like to know any information on how to apply for work if anyone knows
Darrell Oshawa Canada

Oshawa, Canada

#7 Jan 16, 2008
I would also like to know when and where accepting resumes or applications write back if anyone knows please and thanks.
justin holden

North York, Canada

#8 Jan 22, 2008
i would like to know when and where you are excepting resumes for employment at the loblaws warehouse because i am fully experienced and want to apply please reply so i dont miss out on this opportunity thanks
jay

Oshawa, Canada

#9 Jan 23, 2008
where can we send our resumes does anyone know
jane

Bowmanville, Canada

#10 Jan 25, 2008
when will they star hiring
Dave

Pickering, Canada

#11 Jan 25, 2008
I understand they have hired 75% already
Jean

Oshawa, Canada

#12 Jan 28, 2008
Is the information regarding your comment about 75% of the jobs being filled coming from a reliable source? If so where? Thanks.
Terri

Toronto, Canada

#13 Jan 29, 2008
Atlas Logistics posted these jobs on the HRDC website on the 28th of January. It says that there are 200 positions to fill at $14/hr. A couple of my friends already got calls for an interview. The facility is to start operations in April. You must know that companies like Lear and Johnson Controls already forwarded the resumes of their employees that they laid off back in November. You can forward your resume through e-mail to: ajaxcareers@atlascold.com
dave

Ajax, Canada

#14 Jan 31, 2008
do they pay $14 at the other warehouses?
stu perin

Kitchener, Canada

#15 Feb 4, 2008
my cats breath smells like cat food
Atlas Man

Scarborough, Canada

#16 Feb 5, 2008
stu perin wrote:
my cats breath smells like cat food
quit frenchin your cat :-p
kyle wang

Kitchener, Canada

#17 Feb 5, 2008
i lick my own but
kyle wang

Kitchener, Canada

#18 Feb 5, 2008
oh yea im going to chip and dales tonight, does anyone want to come with me?
kyle wang

Kitchener, Canada

#19 Feb 5, 2008
for all the gay men on this site my msn is seven_w5@hotmail.com
surveyor

Mississauga, Canada

#20 Feb 5, 2008
HEY DAVE!!!!!!!!!!
CURRENTLY WE ARE MAKING 23.40/HR PLUS PREMIUMS PLUS WEEKLY BONUS'. BROKEN DOWN WE ARE MAKING OVER 29.00/ HOUR AND ALL YOU LOSERS WANT TO TO GO WORK FOR 14.00/HR.AND I KNOW THE TOP RATE WILL NOT EXCEED 17-18/HOUR.

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