Goodfood Market Corp. plans to open a second fulfillment centre in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). The announcement of the new 20,000 sq ft facility follows on the heels of an earlier announcement by the company of its first fulfillment centre.
The need for two fulfillment centres is due to the spike in online grocery orders brought on by the pandemic.
The second fulfillment centre is scheduled to be operational by the end of summer 2021.
This new facility will expand Goodfood’s operating footprint to six sites from coast-to-coast. The company’s 550,000 square feet of fulfilment centres extend its position as a national purpose-built grocery delivery infrastructure in terms of square footage.
"Our largest facility to date will be highly automated to fulfill online grocery products more efficiently and have multiple temperature zones providing us with the ability to deliver seamlessly all of Goodfood’s delicious products to our loyal members. We will be investing in our team’s know-how and experience and our goal is to make this the most profitable online grocery fulfilment center in the country. We are very excited to begin the buildout of this flagship facility and provide employment opportunities across all levels,” says Neil Cuggy, president and chief operating officer of Goodfood. “With our existing and recently announced Mississauga facility already producing meal kits for the GTA and Southern Ontario, we are very well positioned to continue capitalizing on our growth trajectory and achieve our operational and margin goals."