A recent phenomenon in the city of Calgary and surrounding region is the shortage of available commercial warehouse space. We all know of the availability of office space, and the commercial construction boom over the last few years would have led us to believe that there would be plenty of available space.
But as we move into 2021, we are seeing the exact opposite. While our year of COVID and the increase of on-line shopping does have something to do with it, this also speaks to how Calgary is increasingly becoming a hub for the supply chains of major retailers.
Western Canadian consumers are buying more consumable goods than ever before, and Calgary is poised to take advantage this new trend.
Click on the link below to listen to a CBC interview with FMi Logistics President, Darryl Stanier, to hear insights from a person who started a logistics company 25 years ago in Calgary and has watched this market grow.
If you have any questions on this – or any other logistics topic – please reach out to your experts at FMi Logistics.
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