In Canada, Sustainable Produce Urban Delivery Inc. launched Food-X, Canada’s first fresh food delivery platform facility. The 74,000 square-foot warehouse facility utilizes proprietary technology to provide sustainable home food delivery for local and national grocery retailers.
“Food-X leverages technology and industry experience honed over the past 20 years under SPUD, which provides a sustainable home food delivery service to third-party retailers,” said Peter van Stolk, CEO of Food-X and SPUD. “We know that sustainability works better when we can share resources and utilize technology. Food-X allows retailers to share warehouse space, infrastructure and delivery trucks so there are fewer vehicles on the road per order.”
SPUD developed the Rapid Pack Algorithm that decreases packing time along with wasted space in packed orders, picking software that uses AI to deliver instructions to warehouse packers, and proprietary delivery route optimization software that utilizes real-time data to lower a retailers’ overall carbon footprint.