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MONTREAL, Dec. 02, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Goodfood Market Corp. (“Goodfood” or “the Company”) (TSX: FOOD), a leading online grocery company in Canada, announced the departure of Gregory Christopher, Executive Vice President, Operations, effective today. Our President and Chief Operating Officer, Neil Cuggy, will assume the role as the Company continues to focus investments into its rapidly growing on-demand grocery operations.
"On behalf of everyone at Goodfood, I want to thank Greg for his valued contributions to the Company throughout his tenure. He has been instrumental in professionalizing major pieces of the operations and setting up the team for future success. We wish Greg the best of luck and continued success as he returns to consulting full time," said Neil Cuggy, President and Chief Operating Officer.
“I wish the team the best of success and momentum in leading the on-demand grocery market in Canada and am excited to have been part of the journey,” commented Mr. Christopher.
During the quarter, we have sought to identify and implement cost efficiency initiatives to drive margin improvement and align our resources with the agility required to capture leading online grocery market share with our on-demand growth platform. We embarked on a review of our organizational structure in light of the progressive completion and implementation of systems and improvement in processes coupled with aligning our workforce towards our future catalyst for growth, on-demand groceries, meal kits and ready-to-eat meals. As a result, we expect these initiatives to generate $10 to $15 million of annualized cost savings versus our annualized fourth quarter cost base.
Goodfood (TSX: FOOD) is a leading online grocery company in Canada, delivering fresh meal solutions and grocery items that make it easy for customers from across Canada to enjoy delicious meals at home every day. Goodfood’s vision is to be in every kitchen every day by enabling users to complete their grocery shopping and meal planning in minutes. Goodfood clients have access to a unique selection of online products as well as exclusive pricing made possible by its world class direct-to-consumer infrastructure and technology that eliminate food waste and costly retail overhead. The Company’s main production facility and administrative offices are based in Montreal, Québec, with additional production facilities located in the provinces of Québec, Ontario, Alberta, and British Columbia.
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