FBN® Opens Saskatoon Fulfillment Centre, One of the Largest in Canada
Paired with FBN's leading data technology, the 198,000 square-foot facility helps farmers sidestep supply chain snarls and access critical inputs faster than ever
SAN CARLOS, Calif., & HIGH RIVER, Alberta – March 1, 2023 -- Farmers Business Network (FBN®), the global AgTech platform and farmer-to-farmer network, announced today that its Saskatoon fulfillment centre has opened and started processing orders for growers across Saskatchewan and Canada.
The 198,000 square foot facility opens just in time for planting and key deliveries of essential crop protection, biological nutrients, and seed inputs. The facility enables FBN to further its industry leading logistics network, getting closer to customers for faster delivery and increased reliability.
"We're excited to better serve our Canadian members through this cutting edge facility, helping growers get what they need, when they need it," said Breen Neeser, FBN’s Country Manager for Canada. "Our Saskatoon facility is the primary hub in our Western Canada logistics network and among our largest in North America, empowering timely, reliable and transparent deliveries that farmers can depend on."
Located at 123 Prospect Rd, Corman Park, SK, the facility serves as the Primary Fulfillment Centre for FBN in Saskatoon and supports 7 satellite logistics nodes throughout the network in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.
With the opening of this facility, FBN now has fulfillment centers within 400 kilometers of the vast majority of its Canadian members.
“We are very happy to welcome the Farmers Business Network Canadian logistics hub to Saskatoon," said Saskatoon Mayor Charlie Clark. "It strengthens our ability to be a major food production epicentre, helping meet the demands of a growing world. This demonstrates industry confidence in our city and in the expertise and talent we have here.”
FBN's leading logistic network combines with its leading data insights to understand and proactively address potential supply shortages – which is vital in today's uncertain markets. By aggregating and analyzing critical data points including regional weather patterns, national supply trends, direct farmer feedback, and other key market insights, FBN’s logistics network identifies potential shortages and can rapidly redistribute inventory to maintain sufficient supplies. Combining this powerful data with an increasingly widespread logistics network will help members effectively navigate every season.
"We're proud to further our industry leading logistics network through opening our Saskatoon facility, which will ensure all Canadian farmers have timely access to the equipment and inputs they need, regardless of wider market trends," said Jack Cox, VP of Global Fulfillment and Logistics, FBN.
The facility officially began processing orders in late November and will serve FBN's 8,000 Canadian members and counting.
Farmers Business Network® (FBN®) is an independent AgTech platform and farmer-to-farmer network with a mission to power the prosperity of family farmers around the world while working towards a sustainable future. Its Farmers First® promise has attracted over 55,000 members to the network with a common goal of helping farmers maximize their farm’s profit potential with data and technology enabled direct-to farmer commerce, community and sustainability offerings.
FBN has set out to redefine value and convenience for farmers by helping reduce the cost of production and maximize the value of their crops. The FBN network has grown to cover more than 117 million acres of member farms in the US and Canada. Blending the best of Midwestern agricultural roots and Silicon Valley technology, the company has principal offices in San Carlos, CA, Chicago, IL, Sioux Falls, SD and a Canadian Headquarters in High River, Alberta with significant warehouse and logistics, remote and field employees across the U.S. and Canada. To learn more, visit: www.fbn.com.
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