- Metro Vancouver residents now have greater access to Walmart's quality fresh groceries at unbeatable prices
- Orders can be delivered as early as next day
MISSISSAUGA, ON, Sept. 20, 2018 /CNW/ - Walmart Canada today officially announced the launch of sustainable grocery delivery for Metro Vancouver consumers in collaboration with Sustainable Produce Urban Delivery Inc. (SPUD)'s food delivery platform, Food-X Urban Delivery Inc. (Food-X). Metro Vancouver residents can now shop on walmart.ca/grocery or via the Walmart app and have their grocery orders delivered to their door by Food-X. Food-X helps Walmart with home delivery through shared warehousing and consolidation of orders.
"It's never been easier for customers to shop for fresh groceries – however and whenever they want," said Daryl Porter, vice president, omni-channel operations and online grocery. "Consumers are seeking out options to save time and money and Walmart is proud to offer more choices – including sustainable delivery."
Shop whenever, however, and wherever
Walmart remains committed to making every day easier for busy families. Now, there is a new grocery shopping option that is faster and more affordable for customers in urban centres like Vancouver where there may not be convenient access to a Walmart Supercentre, and for customers who prefer to shop online.
Customers can shop at walmart.ca/grocery or via the Walmart app. When done, they simply pay by credit card a then select a delivery window and their order will be delivered by Food-X right to their door in reusable totes as early as the next day. Customers can fill their cart with fresh groceries, including Canadian No. 1 grade fruits and vegetables such as BC-grown produce as well as an expanded selection of organic produce, Canadian beef, chicken and pork, dairy, baked goods, frozen foods and pantry items. They can also add health and beauty products, household supplies, pet food, baby food, diapers and lots more. All fresh groceries come with a 100% satisfaction, money-back guarantee. Minimum order is $50 before taxes and delivery is $9.97.
State-of-the-art facility and commitment to zero waste
The 74,000 sq. ft. sustainable warehouse features proprietary technology SPUD has been refining for the past 20 years to minimize the environmental impact of grocery delivery from reducing food waste to ensuring trucks are making fewer trips on the road. The Food-X warehouse has technology, several bio-digesters used to compost meat, produce, and compostable packaging bringing their food waste to 0.5 per cent, which is leading the retail industry. Earlier this year, Walmart announced a commitment to achieve zero food waste by 2025 in its Canadian operations. The company's journey to zero food waste in Canada by 2025 was announced in April 2018 with a three-part strategy that includes improving operational efficiencies, as well as increasing food donations and providing philanthropic support.
"Our strategic collaboration with Food-X supports our belief that environmental and business sustainability go hand-in-hand," said Porter. "Food-X is a leader in sustainability in Vancouver and we are proud to partner with a like-minded, environmentally-conscious operation."
"Consumer demand for online grocery shopping is growing and that means more trucks on the road," said Peter van Stolk, CEO of Food-X. "We have built a best-in-class platform to get fresh food and groceries from the supplier to the kitchen while reducing waste and lowering emissions. We are very proud that Walmart is committed to zero food waste by 2025, and we are excited to be partnered with them on this goal."
About Food-X Urban Delivery Inc.
Food-X Urban Delivery Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sustainable Produce Urban Delivery Inc. (SPUD). Founded in 1997 in Vancouver, SPUD has expanded into one of the largest online grocery companies in Canada, employing over 700 people across all its markets delivering fresh, local, organic produce and groceries. With a mission of changing the world one bite at a time and passion for sustainability SPUD's goal is to use its connection to local and organic food to help improve the places where we live and work. From this vision, Be Fresh Local Market was proudly cultivated by SPUD, with the first store opening in Vancouver's Kitsilano neighbourhood in 2015. Be Fresh currently serves five local communities in Vancouver. In 2017, Blush Lane Organic Market joined the SPUD family supporting Edmonton and Calgary across five locations. SPUD is a leader in Western Canada's local and organic food movement. For more information, visit foodx.ca and spud.ca
About Walmart Canada
Walmart Canada operates a growing chain of 410 stores nationwide serving more than 1.2 million customers each day. Walmart Canada's flagship online store, walmart.ca is visited by more than 750,00 customers daily. With more than 85,000 associates, Walmart Canada is one of Canada's largest employers and is ranked one of the country's top 10 most influential brands. Walmart Canada's extensive philanthropy program is focused on supporting Canadian families in need, and since 1994 Walmart Canada has raised and donated more than $300 million to Canadian charities. Additional information can be found at walmartcanada.ca, facebook.com/walmartcanada and at twitter.com/walmartcanada.
SOURCE Walmart Canada