Longo's has strengthened its online delivery offerings with the completion of its 150,000 sq. ft. Grocery Gateway headquarters and the acquisition of an online grocery delivery service, GroceryMarket.ca. And as part of its strategy, it has also initiated a pilot project with Penguin Pick-Up to assess shopper demand for pickup versus home delivery.
Longo's says the developments reflect Grocery Gateway’s accelerated growth and momentum as it celebrates its 20th year delivering groceries in southern Ontario.
“Grocery Gateway has 20 years of experience perfecting the art of online grocery delivery,” says Anthony Longo, president and CEO, Longo Brothers Fruit Markets. “We’re experiencing unprecedented growth in new customers and existing customer orders that demanded the tripling of our facility to meet demand. Expanding our Grocery Gateway for business customers by acquiring GroceryMarket.ca and increasing delivery options through Penguin Pick-Up will support this continued growth.”
Expanded Grocery Gateway facility
The tripling of the Grocery Gateway headquarters will fulfill shopper demand for fresh, high quality produce and groceries and allow an increase in inventory to approximately 18,000 items from the previous average of 10,000.
Longo's says the acquisition of Grocerymarket.ca allows Grocery Gateway to boost its corporate customer base. GroceryMarket.ca started as a small grocery delivery project and grew into a solid business proudly serving both residential and corporate customers in the Greater Toronto Area.
Penguin Pick-Up pilot project
Beginning this week, Grocery Gateway will offer delivery to Penguin Pick-Up locations throughout the Greater Toronto Area as part of a pilot project to assess shopper demand for pick up versus home delivery. Pick up times will be aligned with Penguin Pickup location operating hours.