February 26, 2018
Groceries on the GO: Loblaw introduces new e-commerce convenience with Metrolinx partnership
BRAMPTON, ON, Feb. 26, 2018 /CNW/ - Loblaw Companies Limited (TSX:L, "Loblaw") is working with Metrolinx to offer a new PC Express service in five GO Transit stations in the Greater Toronto Area. The service will allow commuters to pre-order groceries online for pick up during their next day's commute. It will begin in five GO Transit stations this spring, and is expected to expand in phases to additional sites in the region.
"This is a logical extension of our increasingly popular e-commerce services, and the growing customer appeal for ordering groceries online and picking them up when it's most convenient," said Jeremy Pee, SVP, E-Commerce, Loblaw Companies Limited. "With PC Express pick up locations we're giving customers and commuters the best brands and products we have to offer, easy online ordering, and some time back in their day."
This new service is an evolution in Loblaw's successful click-and-collect model, where customers can already order online and pick up in a growing list of more than 200 stores nationwide. Now, in addition to online orders picked up in-store, Loblaw is adding convenient GO Transit stations so customers don't have to adjust their daily travels.
This spring, customers who place an online web or app order by midnight will have the option of selecting from five PC Express pickup locations within GO Transit stations – Bronte, Oakville, Rouge Hill, Whitby and Clarkson – for their next-day, homebound pick-up site. Depending on location, the groceries will come from nearby Fortinos or Loblaws stores and will be waiting in a special delivery truck, in lockers or in an enclosed kiosk.
About Loblaw Companies Limited
Loblaw Companies Limited is Canada's food and pharmacy leader and the nation's largest retailer. With nearly 2,500 corporate, franchised and Associate-owned locations, Loblaw and its franchisees and Associates employ nearly 200,000 full- and part-time employees. The company has a growing digital business, including Click & Collect supermarket orders picked up at stores, and online service or sales related to Loblaw's pharmacy, beauty, apparel and lifestyle offers.
Loblaw's purpose – Live Life Well – is a commitment to the needs of all Canadians, including customers who make one billion transactions in the company's stores annually. The company offers convenient locations, the wellness services of food and drug stores, many of the nation's most-trusted brands, and a keen sense of corporate social responsibility.
SOURCE Loblaw Companies Limited