POINT ROBERTS, WA --(Marketwired - June 20, 2017) - www.Investorideas.com, a global news source covering leading sectors including technology, cannabis and food and beverage, releases an exclusive podcast interview with Ian Tostenson, Director of ParcelPal (CSE:PKG), (OTC PINK: PTNYF) and President & CEO of the BC Restaurant & Food Services Association. Ian talks about how technology is changing the restaurant industry and how ParcelPal can play a role as an "Uber-like" company providing on-demand delivery to customers.
Hear the full podcast interview here: http://www.investorideas.com/Audio/Podcasts/061917-IanTostenson.mp3
Ian discusses his background in the sector, which spans over twenty-five years and included Cascadia Brands, who owned Granville Island Brewery, Kelowna Wines, Sandhill and a fifty percent interest in Burrowing Owl. He also chaired the BC Wine Institute for five years before entering the restaurant sector.
"The BC restaurant industry is a $12 Billion dollar industry with 180,000 employees and is a very significant contributor to our economy. As the business becomes more competitive, we have more technology being applied to make it more effective and more efficient."
He went on to say, "We live in a world of immediacy and Amazon has wired our DNA so when we want something, we want it now. ParcelPal started off initially as business to business and was the first introduction of this Uber-like service here. Kelly, the CEO, has innovated and realized there is an incredible opportunity with business to consumer and it will have a profound effect on my organization to deliver a technology company like ParcelPal to the industry that could affect different streams of business like home delivery, which is becoming a more important part of the industry both in Canada and in the US. The US is ahead of us and we are seeing restaurants that are not opening up for retail operation but simply opening up kitchens to deliver food to people's homes. I think ParcelPal is well positioned to seize on that trend."
When asked what made ParcelPal different from services like Skip the Dishes or DoorDash Food Delivery he said, "I think it's the fact ParcelPal is home-grown. They are good at customizing solutions, understanding what their values are, what customers want and are building their technology to adopt what customers want vs. a cookie cutter approach."
Ian also talks about some of the current challenges facing the restaurant industry including labour shortages and how his passion project H.A.V.E. Café can help fill that gap, while also providing a much needed opportunity to the Vancouver Eastside community.
Mr. Tostenson is President and Chief Executive Officer of the British Columbia Restaurant & Food Services Association. He spent most of his career as President and Chief Executive Officer of Cascadia Brands Inc. In addition, Mr. Tostenson was British Columbia's second chairman for the British Columbia Wine Institute, a finalist in the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award and a recipient of Business in Vancouver's Under 40 Entrepreneur of the Year Award. He has served on the board as a director and was the President of the David Foster Foundation for over 22 years. He co-founded H.A.V.E. Café which focuses on helping people in the Downtown Vancouver Eastside.
About ParcelPal Technology Inc. (CSE:PKG), (OTC PINK: PTNYF)
ParcelPal is a technology driven logistics company that connects consumers to the goods they love. Customers can shop at partner businesses and through the ParcelPal technology receive their purchased goods within an hour. The Company offers on-demand delivery of merchandise from leading retailers, restaurants, medical marijuana dispensaries and liquor stores in Vancouver and soon in major cities Canada-wide.
How it Works
Through the ParcelPal iOS app, customers enter their address and view a list of merchants available in their neighborhood. Once the customer makes a selection, they simply place the order and pay online through ParcelPal secure ordering platform. The order is then prepared by the restaurant and brought directly to customers by a ParcelPal driver anywhere they choose to be in Vancouver. Customers will also have the option to order and pick it up themselves.
ParcelPal Technology Inc is a featured company on Investorideas.com
To hear more Investorideas.com podcasts visit: http://www.investorideas.com/Audio/.
Investorideas.com podcasts are also available on iTunes, Google Play Music, Stitcher and Tunein.
ParcelPal (OTC: $PTNYF) (CSE: $PKG.C) is a featured company on the 420 Cannabis Directory
See more info and additional 420 listings on www.420cannabisinvestorideas.com
About Investorideas.com - News that Inspires Big Ideas
Investorideas.com is a meeting place for global investors, featuring news, stock directories, video, company profiles, interviews and more in leading sectors.
Investorideas.com cannabis/marijuana and hemp content now includes http://cannabisstocknews.blogspot.com on Blogger.com: the Investorideas.com news and stock directory pages, a cannabis investor group on LinkedIn.com, the 420 Cannabis Investor ideas www.420cannabisinvestorideas.com, and the new AI site Global Cannabis Investing at www.Globalcannabisinvesting.com
Disclaimer: This directory is not a recommendation to buy or sell securities or products or services Investorideas.com charges a fee for placement. The directory is not an endorsement or recommendation but meant to be an investor resource/ due diligence tool.
Disclaimer/Disclosure: Investorideas.com is a digital publisher of third party sourced news, articles and equity research as well as creates original content, including video, interviews and articles. Original content created by investorideas is protected by copyright laws other than syndication rights. Our site does not make recommendations for purchases or sale of stocks, services or products. Nothing on our sites should be construed as an offer or solicitation to buy or sell products or securities. All investment involves risk and possible loss of investment. This site is currently compensated for news publication and distribution, social media and marketing, content creation and more. Contact each company directly regarding content and press release questions. Disclosure is posted for each compensated news release, content published /created if required but otherwise the news was not compensated for and was published for the sole interest of our readers and followers. More disclaimer info: http://www.investorideas.com/About/Disclaimer.asp. Disclosure: Companies Featured on the 420 Cannabis Investor Ideas have paid a one-time fee of Up to $1000 to be featured on the directory. In addition ParcelPal (CSE:PKG) is a featured cannabis company -- see more details -- http://www.investorideas.com/About/News/Clientspecifics.asp
Additional info regarding BC Residents and global Investors: Effective September 15, 2008 -- all BC investors should review all OTC and Pink sheet listed companies for adherence in new disclosure filings and filing appropriate documents with Sedar. Read for more info: http://www.bcsc.bc.ca/release.aspx?id=6894. Global investors must adhere to regulations of each country.