Thomas, Large & Singer


Thomas, Large & Singer

TLS is founded in 1912 by Earl S. Thomas, grandfather of Peter Singer, the current President, and CEO. Over the past century, the company has developed expertise in all facets of the industry from national logistics and warehousing, to order-to-cash, trade promotional control solutions, broker management, and sales agency of private label and industrial ingredient solutions. If you’re looking to promote and sell your products within North America, then depend on TLS to connect you from coast-to-coast.

Professional Affiliations


Thomas, Large & Singer welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

Management Team

Chief Financial Officer
Aaron LeBlanc
Aaron LeBlanc
Vice President Operations
Vice President – Technology and Information Systems
Vice President - Private Label

Frequently Asked Questions

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What services does TLS offer?
When was TLS first established?

TLS began in Canada in 1912 as a food brokerage in Toronto and has a rich history of growing its operations for over 100 years. Today, we have become one of the leading logistics companies in North America, helping brands across the globe deliver products to Canada and the U.S. through our innovative supply chain solutions.

Where is TLS located?

Thomas, Large & Singer is located in Ontario, Canada. Our head office is based in Markham, Ontario, just 50km from our Emblem Logistics distribution centre in Brampton, Ontario. 

Although based in Canada, we offer full North American coverage of our value chain and sales solutions to CPG companies worldwide.

What kinds of client benefits from TLS’ services?

TLS has proven experience as an end-to-end value chain distribution and sales company for consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies and private equity firms. 

We provide services to large and small brands looking to reach US and Canadian markets, with some of our most notable clients being Tim Hortons, Tetley, Post Consumer Brands, and Sunny D, amongst others.

Why choose TLS?

Whether you are a small brand needing to scale quickly or an evergreen brand adapting to ever-changing consumer trends, Thomas, Large & Singer is the perfect consultative partner for consumer packaged goods (CPG) businesses. 

With competitive pricing and decades of proven expertise, TLS provides the North American coverage needed to run your business successfully. In fact, when you choose Thomas, Large & Singer, you are choosing the only player in the value chain distribution space that offers an end-to-end solution in both U.S. and Canada.

Through our future-forward approach and digital offerings, we apply intelligent supply chain, technology and back-office automation to get the job done. This includes utilizing big data to track the success of every business we work with and highlighting areas that can be optimized to guide you to a more profitable solution. 

Beyond that, we work alongside brands as they expand and grow, providing portfolio audits, testing and strategic counsel to maximize efficiency and cost savings. Gain a competitive advantage and future-proof your consumer-packaged goods business with TLS by your side.

How is TLS’ Value Chain model unique from supply chain or 3PL services?

Usually, 3PL and supply chain service providers provide warehousing and logistics for their clients. Thomas, Large and Singer expand on those activities to include a wide range of financial and logistics processes that complete the order-to-cash cycle. TLS manages the cost centers while the client controls the revenue generators to maximize effectiveness and efficiency.

Can TLS manage a brand’s supply chain in both Canada and the USA?

Absolutely! Our clients can use the same Tier 1 software applications to oversee both their American and Canadian sales.

Will TLS ship orders from my website directly to consumers?

Yes! TLS’ clients benefit from not needing to ship orders to a third-party fulfiller in order to reach their customers. We’ve expanded our capabilities to include direct-to-consumer fulfillment from our clients’ commercial sites.

Is TLS currently hiring?

Please visit our Careers page to view our current job openings and submit an application. 

How are TLS and Emblem Logistics affiliated with one another?

Emblem Logistics is Thomas, Large & Singer’s wholly-owned subsidiary that aids us in the supply chain management process. With 587,000 square feet of warehouse space and 24/7 emergency service, Emblem Logistics makes customized warehousing and distribution solutions possible for all our clients.

What transportation methods does TLS use to ensure on-time delivery?

With Thomas, Large & Singer’s resources and strong carrier relationships, we offer all four primary modes of transportation for logistics; road, rail, maritime and air shipments. 

Depending on your business’s unique situation and needs, we provide you with the best delivery method to keep transportation efficient and affordable across Canada and the US.

How does TLS track, report and provide value chain performance visibility for clients?

We continually invest in the latest technology to provide our clients with around-the-clock updates so that they can make the most informed decisions for their business. 

Through our expert team and digital infrastructure, clients can securely access their sales, warehouse management system, fully-integrated EDI compliance software, custom reporting and more online.

Does TLS have the capability to handle custom clearances and regulatory compliance?

Yes! Our team has extensive experience dealing with cross-border shipments, including custom clearances, duties and documentation compliance.

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