Coffee chain Tim Hortons to invest C$100m to boost Canadian distribution network

22nd June 2018 (Last Updated June 22nd, 2018 11:10)

Canadian coffee chain Tim Hortons is set to invest CAD100m ($75.1m) to expand its distribution network and streamline overall restaurant operations.

Coffee chain Tim Hortons to invest C$100m to boost Canadian distribution network
RBI currently operates Tim Hortons restaurant brand. Credit: Tim Hortons.

Canadian coffee chain Tim Hortons is set to invest CAD100m ($75.1m) to expand its distribution network and streamline overall restaurant operations.

The restaurant has unveiled a multi-year plan for this project as part of its long-term commitment to support restaurant owners and enhance customer experience.

Under the project, the company will establish two new warehouse facilities in Alberta, British Columbia and expand the operations of its existing warehouse in Debert, Nova Scotia.

Tim Hortons president Alex Macedo said: “We have an exciting agenda of new menu items, renovated restaurants and new advertising programmes at Tim Hortons.

“Today’s announcement is an important infrastructure investment that will support these initiatives.”

“Today’s announcement is an important infrastructure investment that will support these initiatives, support our restaurant owners and reflects our long-term commitment to building our business and brand in Canada.”

The British Columbia warehouse will service the entire province, whereas the Alberta warehouse will serve deliveries in Alberta and Saskatchewan.

Tim Hortons’s existing warehouse in Debert will serve restaurants in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island.

The company will use third-party distribution partners to serve its restaurants in Manitoba, Newfoundland, Labrador and Quebec.

Established in 1964, Tim Hortons currently operates more than 4,700 restaurants in Canada, the US and across the world.

The chain offers a wide range of menu items such as premium coffee, hot and cold specialty drinks, fruit smoothies, fresh baked goods, sandwiches, wraps, soups and prepared foods.