Leader in food group buy, FOODSCROOGE, chooses Toronto as its first
TORONTO, April 1 /CNW/ - FOODSCROOGE, Canada's first group buying
website exclusively focused on food, has launched in eight key markets
across the Greater Toronto Area. The group buy company plans to help
consumers hedge inflated food prices by combining bulk buying and group
buying to allow consumers to purchase directly from the food
"With food prices skyrocketing, we want to ensure that cost-conscious
Canadians have the financial freedom to buy food on the cheap without
sacrificing quality, quantity or convenience. As food prices are
expected to increase five-to-seven per cent in 2011, the timing of our
launch couldn't be better." said Tim Ray, Founder and CEO, FOODSCROOGE.
Beginning today, FOODSCROOGE.com will feature five-to-seven different high value food products per week,
ranging from frozen meat and seafood to all natural pasta. FOODSCROOGE
is partnering with independent grocery retailers to facilitate customer
pick-ups. Customers are instructed to pick-up their order from the
FOODSCROOGE retail partner nearest them. By doing so we are championing
small business and driving increased foot traffic for our retail
"It's a win-win for all of FOODSCROOGE's partners. We will profit from
increased in-store sales and foot traffic, local food manufacturers
will be able to reach more customers and consumers will benefit from
discounts of between 40 per cent and 80 per cent below retail prices"
said Michael Pugliese, CEO, Michelangelo's.
Coupled with the launch and following the devastating earthquake and
tsunami in Japan, FOODSCROOGE will donate $.25 for every Facebook fan
registered by April 30th to the Canadian Red Cross for the Japanese relief effort, with a goal
to contribute $50,000.
FOODSCROOGE offers survival savings tips to trim your grocery bill and
avoid financial stress:
Buy bulk - bulk buying can shave money off your grocery bill and allow
your family to eat better!
Buy smart - pay attention to the actual price per weight or unit, don't
be fooled by stores that offer larger packaging formats but don't
provide significant actual savings.
Freezer is your friend - a large upright freezer will continue to pay
you dividends as it can be utilized as a tool to save money and take
advantage of spontaneous deals.
FOODSCROOGE is turning three food savings myths on its head:
Myth: Don't overbuy - FOODSCROOGE encourages consumers to buy in bulk or more at a discount
Myth: Monitor patterns to find out when your grocery store will mark
down meat - Marked down meat is always on the roster of FOODSCROOGE's weekly
product list, so why wait!
Myth: Eat less meat - FOODSCROOGE recommends that you to eat more meat. With all the
impending cottage long weekends and sport team parties, you wouldn't
make many friends if you showed up meatless. And why would you
anyways, there's no financial gain to be made by going vegetarian.
FOODSCROOGE is a group buying platform that allows consumers to purchase
directly from the manufacturer in bulk packaging formats at savings of
40-80% below retail prices. Launched in March 2011, FOODSCROOGE has
partnered with independent grocery retailers across eight markets in
the Greater Toronto Area to facilitate order pick-ups. For more
information, please visit http://www.foodscrooge.com
For further information:
Or to arrange an interview with a consumer, FOODCROOGE or an independent partner, please contact Michelle Partipilo at (905) 334-5088 or email@example.com