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Walmart delivering groceries in Vancouver

In collaboration with Sustainable Produce Urban Delivery Inc. (SPUD)'s food delivery platform, Food-X Urban Delivery Inc.


September 20, 2018
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MISSISSAUGA, ON – Walmart Canada has launched 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’s website or app and have their grocery orders delivered to their door by Food-X. The delivery specialist helps Walmart with home delivery through shared warehousing and consolidation of orders.

The 74,000 sq. ft. sustainable warehouse uses 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.

“Our strategic collaboration with Food-X supports our belief that environmental and business sustainability go hand-in-hand,” said Daryl Porter, vice president, omni-channel operations and online grocery. “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.”

Customer orders are delivered in reusable totes as early as the next day. The minimum order is $50 before taxes and delivery is $9.97.