Strathmore residents can now take advantage of not only shopping for their groceries online but having them delivered to their door - from a fulfillment centre in Rocky View County.
In late June, Empire Company Limited announced that Voilà - an online grocery home-delivery service would be available to some customers in Alberta.
"...Robots help assemble orders and the Voilà team delivers them to customers in refrigerated vehicles. Voilà will provide customers in Alberta with the choice between home delivery and curbside pickup, with curbside pickup remaining available at 16 of Empire's 141 stores in the region," a company press release said.
According to a June press release by the company, the Rocky View County CFC is Empire's third grocery e-commerce facility, following the opening of their first CFC in the Greater Toronto Area in June 2020, and second CFC in Greater Montreal in 2022.
The building of the fulfillment centre was previously announced in December 2020 by Rocky View County, underlining that it would be launching in 2023.
"This will be the company’s first customer fulfillment centre for home delivery in Western Canada. The new centre will create 1,500 jobs in the County and will feature world-leading robotic automated warehouse and home delivery technology to provide a best-in-class customer experience."
Customers in Calgary, Airdrie, Beaumont, Camrose, Cochrane, Chestermere, Devon, Edmonton, Fort Saskatchewan, High River, Leduc, Morinville, Okotoks, Sherwood Park, Spruce Grove, St. Albert, Stony Plain, Strathmore and Wetaskiwin can order online at voila.ca or through the Voilà app.
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