Canada’s biggest warehouse-retailer Costco is exploring ways to deliver fresh produce and groceries to Canadian consumers after a year of success with grocery delivery in the United States. The Financial Post is reporting that Costco Canada has been ramping up their in-store grocery offering and has expanded on key partnerships including one with Instacart who has also partnered with Loblaw in Canada to deliver fresh groceries in Vancouver and Toronto.
While other retailers have been scaling back – Costco continues to have record sales-years in their brick-and-mortar stores. With Amazon and Walmart making strong grocery delivery pushes it seems inevitable that a successful Costco wouldn’t also enter the ring. Amazon seems to the organization that is setting the pace, and retailers like Costco are realizing that if they opt not to keep up, they will be left behind in the future.
Initially seen as a discount brand, Costco’s house brand Kirkland has continued to be popular with Canadian consumers as it provides quality food at affordable prices.
We think that Costco delivery would probably perform well in Canada as it would probably serve the same people that shop at Costco regularly- busy families. If Costco is able to perfect delivery in Canada, it will serve as a great outlet for on-the-go families who need a high volume of fresh produce, meats, and cheeses sent to their house. Giving busy families more time to do what they love – being busy.
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Source: The Financial Post