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Walmart launches co-branded pick-up points for groceries

Two new Penguin Pick-Up/Walmart locations opened in fast-growing Toronto neighbourhoods

January 12, 2018

TORONTO — An omni-channel option was added for Toronto grocery shoppers today.  Two Penguin Pick-Up/Walmart locations were opened at Yonge and Eglinton and Queens Quay. Consumers can place their dry or perishable grocery order online with Walmart, and select a convenient time and location to pick them up.

“The new co-branded Penguin Pick-Up/Walmart locations allow us to better serve more Toronto households, especially those that don’t have a Walmart Supercentre nearby,” said Daryl Porter, vice-president of omni-channel operations and online grocery at Walmart Canada.

Penguin Pick-Up has 76 locations across Canada, including 37 in the GTA, offering free and convenient pick-up locations for any and all online purchases. Customers can ship anything to Penguin Pick-Up from any online retailer in the world. Penguin Pick-Up locations can store fresh and frozen food as well as hard goods such as electronics and apparel.

Penguin Pick-Up offers a drive-through or walk-in experience that allows online shoppers to pick up their packages in 90 seconds or less. With extended operating hours, customers can collect their online purchases at a time that is convenient for them.

“The convenience of shopping for groceries online and being able to pick them up at a Penguin Pick-Up location at the time of your choice makes a lot of sense for people who live or work in dense urban neighbourhoods,” said Mitchell Goldhar, owner of Penguin Pick-Up. “Since its launch in 2014, Penguin Pick-Up has received packages from over 5,000 retailers in 11 countries and the number keeps growing.”

Today’s grand openings are the first two co-branded locations and bring the total number of Penguin Pick-Up locations offering Walmart grocery pickup in Toronto to seven. The two new co-branded locations also serve as a hub for Walmart’s direct-to-home Toronto grocery delivery orders, where customers living within select regions in Toronto can have their grocery orders delivered right to their door by local delivery partners.