I’m excited to welcome a new addition to our family – Action Retail Outfitters [ARO].
Located in Winnipeg, MB and in business since 2001, ARO gives us and our customers an added advantage of a west coast sales and distribution point for western Canada and northern Ontario. It’s a more efficient way to support our national and international clients allowing us to be more responsive and cost effective the closer we can get to their retail stores.
Better coverage across this vast country of ours strengthens our already great offering of services and products – design services, fixture production and manufacturing, global sourcing, consolidation and distribution, installation and merchandising.
To truly welcome them, I wanted to share some interesting facts about the city that hosts our newest offices:
Did you know …
…Winnipeg is the geographical centre of North America? It sits at the junction of the Red and Assiniboine Rivers – a place referred to as the Forks. A visit to the Forks is a must for some great shopping and dining.
…The coldest temperature ever recorded in Winnipeg was -54 degrees Celsius in December 1879. Even though it’s covered in snow for 132 days of the year, Winnipeg doesn’t even make the top 10 coldest cities today.
…Winnipeg was the first city in the world to develop the 911 emergency number.
…Famous people who hail from Winnipeg – author Carol Shields, athletes and Olympic medalists Clara Hughes and Cindy Klassen, children’s music performer Fred Penner and show host Monty Hall to name a few.