The grocery delivery market in Canada is a highly competitive space, meaning smaller companies like Inabuggy need to use every tool in their toolbelt to compete – which these days means AI.
Canada’s largest food retailer, Loblaw, partnered up with Instacart in 2017, while Empire (which owns the Sobeys and IGA banners) launched Voila this May.
Pat Maurini is rifling through a display of pre-packed romaine lettuce hearts at a North York grocery store. After giving the three-pack of hearts a 360-degree inspection, he pries the bottom corner of the packaging aside to expose a cut stem through an unprinted section. It’s brown and mucky — a clear sign that the lettuce will spoil soon.
Another set of romaine hearts passes Maurini’s exacting standards. But the greens aren’t going into Maurini’s fridge.
In this weekly series, we profile entrepreneurs approaching the top of their game, and ask them how they got there. This week, we speak to Julian Gleizer, who wants to deliver essentials to busy professionals.
At the young age of 15, Julian Gleizer started developing his business acumen while working for the family business alongside his father.
Just about anything can be delivered to your door these days, including groceries. We tested four grocery gatherers to find out which service might be right for you.
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You want stuff from a whole bunch of different places.
Canada’s leading online grocery delivery service launched in Montreal last November and might prove a Godsend for our readers having trouble to find the time for grocery shopping. Such readers can place grocery orders online and then receive their orders delivered to their door in as little as 1 hour. All this for only $19.98 to pick, pack and have your groceries delivered by a personal shopper.
A Toronto-based startup is trying to change how consumers buy their groceries; while providing a personal and local touch. Inabuggy, a same-day online grocery and alcohol delivery service that launched out of Toronto in 2015 as a pilot in partnership with Fresh Co. under the name Instabuggy, started out catering to higher-end clientele but recently adjusted its business model to allow it to serve a much broader demographic.
Use these grocery delivery services, a local concierge service and more to save time.
Competing priorities, long working hours and family commitments can conspire to leave you time-starved. Outsourcing tasks such as picking up laundry and groceries can let you make the most of what little time you do have. Google, Ernst & Young and other big companies have even started offering personal concierge services in their benefits packages as a helping hand to their employees.
While being car-less in the city is quite common these days, it definitely becomes a nuisance when it becomes time to purchase a Christmas tree.
Because when you’re car-less, you become ‘that guy’ who has to lug a massive Christmas tree onto the TTC or into an Uber, spilling pine needles wherever you go.
INABUGGY launches in Montreal – On November 5th, Canada’s leading on-demand grocery service INABUGGY launched its speedy grocery and prepared foods delivery service to residents of Montreal and the Greater Montreal Area. With service already in Toronto and the GTA, Vancouver, Calgary and Ottawa, INABUGGY’s latest expansion into Montreal brings the company to 40+ regions across Canada.
Canadian on-demand grocery delivery service Inabuggy has announced that it will launch in Montreal and the Greater Montreal Area on November 5th. This follows launches Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area, Vancouver, Calgary and Ottawa, bringing the company’s number of areas of operation over the 40 mark.