Vancouverites will soon be able to order groceries online from Walmart Canada, as the latter has partnered with Food-X to bring “sustainable grocery delivery” to customers.
Food-X Urban Delivery is part of SPUD’s delivery platform, and will help Walmart Canada with last mile home delivery, with shared warehousing and consolidation of orders. According to both companies, this will reduce waste, truck trips and greenhouse gas emissions.
Walmart Canada will launch online grocery delivery in the summer of 2018, the same time when the latter will start using the 74,000 square foot Food-X warehouse on East Hastings.
Lee Tappenden, CEO and President at Walmart Canada, said in a press release, “Our strategic collaboration with Food-X allows us to serve customers in the heart of Vancouver in an environmentally friendly and sustainable way.”
According to Walmart, when online grocery debuts this summer in Vancouver, customers will be able to order “fruits and vegetables, 100% Canadian AAA Angus beef, pork and chicken and seafood, dairy, baked goods, deli and frozen foods”, along with organic foods, delivered to your home by as early as next-day.
SPUD says Walmart Canada is their first national customer, and explains in a blog post “The Spud.ca offering will not be impacted; we will still maintain our banned ingredients list and source local first,” according to CEO Peter Van Stolk.
SPUD offers local, organic and sustainable groceries to customers by working with farmers and other producers. The service does not require any subscriptions, contracts or commitments, allowing users to have groceries delivered to their door with a 100% satisfaction guarantee.
The service is available in Victoria, Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton. Use promo code CRVIC-NGARAA to save $20 off your first order.