Targeting the tech savvy student population in London, Ont., the grocery delivery service has opened a new micro warehouse in the city
Canadian Grocer Staff
Grocery delivery business Buggy has opened a new dark store in London, Ont.
Founded in 2014, the company started opening its own stores in the summer of 2022, including in Toronto’s Leslieville neighbourhood.
"As a University of Western alumni who lived in London for 4 years, I am so pleased that we are able to launch this new service model here. Three of the core Buggy management team also went to the University of Western and we all remember the feeling of how hard it was to access essentials, especially living on campus or if you didn't have a car. Plus, we just never had time for it! This is the future of retail in general, and I know the tech savvy student population will be early adopters – hence why we chose London for one of our first launch locations, " said Nicole Verkindt, CEO of Buggy, in a release.
These “Buggy Stores” (or micro warehouses) allow the company to source its own products at wholesale prices. Using the app, consumers can see a live inventory feed from their closest store.
Buggy (formerly InABuggy) delivers from more than 50 retail partners to customers in Toronto (and the Greater Toronto Area), Ottawa, Vancouver, Montreal, Edmonton and Calgary.