Online grocery company expands Canadian footprint
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May 1, 2020, Montreal, Que. – Goodfood Market Corp., a leading online grocery company in Canada, has signed a lease for its first fulfillment centre in the Greater Toronto Area, further expanding its countrywide operating footprint.
Fulfilment of orders at the facility will begin before the end of May and will create over 300 new jobs.
“In the wake of accelerating penetration of online grocery in Canada resulting from the current pandemic, we are thrilled to have found a facility to service our current and future members in the GTA and Southern Ontario,” said Neil Cuggy, president and chief operating officer of Goodfood. “We are excited to launch this new 42,000-square-foot facility, our first fulfillment centre in Toronto, to help grow our capacity and get closer to our customers while providing employment to over 300 people.
“Our previously announced plans to build out a larger fulfillment centre in Toronto also remain on track for 2021.”
“The demand for online grocery delivered directly to customers’ doors has seen a strong uptick in recent weeks,” said Jonathan Ferrari, CEO of Goodfood. “This rapid acceleration in adoption is changing how Canadians shop for groceries now and in the future, and it has motivated us to be closer to our members and to offer our services with more flexibility to a larger number of Canadians.
“We firmly believe these changes in consumer habits are here to stay and that Goodfood is well positioned to play a leading role in this transformation.”
Goodfood has a production facility and administrative offices in Montreal, Que., production facilities in Calgary, Alta., and Vancouver, B.C., and a breakfast facility in Montreal. The company had 246,000 active subscribers as at Feb. 29, 2020.
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