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03/13/2017

Foodora expands into beer and wine delivery in Montreal

Online food delivery service partners with upscale retailer Alexis Le Gourmand
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Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day, online food delivery service Foodora is adding beer and wine delivery in Montreal.

The company is partnering with the city’s upscale grocery retailer, Alexis Le Gourmand, to offer delivery of 18 local beer and wine brands. Foodora is also waiving its standard delivery fee on all beer and wine orders from the store through the end of March.

Alexis Le Gourmand’s co-owner, Noée Dion, says the food and beverage industry has evolved since the store opened in 2010, and the store is thrilled to be part of the ongoing change.

“By partnering with Foodora, we’re providing our existing customers with a new and easy way to enjoy our products, and we’re also expanding our product selection into new neighbourhoods.”

Foodora is promising an average delivery time of 35 minutes via its fleet of bicycle couriers, and says it will dispatch cars for larger orders and special events. The company recently introduced a new pick-up feature that enables customers to order ahead, pre-pay and pick up their order from participating vendors.

Orders can be placed via the Foodora website or its iOS and Android apps. Alcohol and wine delivery from Alexis Le Gourmand will be available seven days a week, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday to Wednesday; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekends.

Foodora is not the first delivery service to add alcohol to its product assortment. The Longo’s-owned Grocery Gateway service announced expanded alcohol delivery in 2015, the same year food delivery app Thirstie introduced booze delivery in Toronto and Ottawa for a $10 flat fee.