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Food-focused group buy enters Toronto market

4/1/2011, billed as Canada’s first food group buying website, has launched in eight markets across the Greater Toronto Area, with the aim of helping consumers beat inflated food prices.

“It’s a win-win for all of Foodscrooge’s partners,” said Michael Pugliese, CEO of Michelangelo’s. “We will profit from increased in-store sales and foot traffic, local food manufacturers will be able to reach more customers and consumers will benefit from discounts of 40% to 80% below retail prices.” has partnered with independent grocery retailers in the GTA to facilitate order pick-ups and will feature five to seven different high-value food products per week, ranging from frozen mea and seafood to all natural pasta.

"FoodScrooge acts as a loss mitigation partner to sell product that for one reason or another was over produced. All of the product we offer is on a spot opportunity basis," said Tim Ray, founder & CEO,
Foodscrooge Inc.

Retail partners include: Michael-Angelo's, Bruno's Fine Foods, Sun Valley Fine Foods, The Butchers, The Village Butcher, Concord Food Centre and Oakridge Food Market.

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