foodora Launches LCBO Delivery Pilot in Toronto

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TORONTO —foodora has launched an on-demand-delivery pilot of LCBO products in Toronto, allowing customers to order from a curated list of LCBO bestsellers and customer favourites for same-day door-to-door delivery.

To place an order, users can scroll through the LCBO “menu” on the foodora website ormobile app. On average, customers can expect a 60-minute delivery window after placing their order from participating LCBO stores within Toronto.

“Never before have Ontarians had such power to choose when, where and how they want to shop with the LCBO and we’re excited to continue our partnership with foodora, bringing additional convenience and choice to the Toronto market,” says George Soleas, president & CEO, LCBO.

In May 2019, foodora kicked off its pilot project and delivery partnership with the LCBO in Ottawa, offering on-demand delivery within core city areas. The expansion into the Toronto market is the next step in foodora’s growth and innovation in the on-demand food-and-beverage space in Canada. Plans are also in the works to offer on-demand delivery from downtown gourmet grocer Fresh & Wild Food Market, Popeye’s Supplements, convenience retailers Couche-Tard and Circle K and more.

“Offering on-demand LCBO delivery in Toronto is an important milestone in our partnership with the LCBO and in our growth as a company,” says David Albert, managing director, foodora Canada. “foodora understands the increasingly mobile and connected way Torontonians live, work, play and eat and we’re committed to providing high-quality service, convenience and thoughtful options for every day.”

All foodora riders delivering from the LCBO in Toronto are Smart Serve-certified to responsibly deliver alcohol to customers ages 19 and over. They’ll strictly follow the LCBO’s responsible-service mandate, where alcohol sales are prevented to minors, intoxicated adults and those who appear to be purchasing alcohol for either of those individuals. If the recipient fails to produce valid ID, appears to be intoxicated, or attempts to purchase for a minor or impaired individual, the delivery will be cancelled and a $20 restocking fee will be applied.

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