Spud Opens First Brick-and-Mortar Location Featuring Bicycle Delivery

SPUD has launched a bike delivery service for its grocery products.

The brick-and-mortar location will help the Vancouver-based company commit to being the lowest impact grocery store in North America.Close relationships with BC farmers mean the produce at Be Fresh Market Café “is reminiscent of the fruits and vegetables found at the Vancouver Farmers Markets,” according to the company. At Be Fresh Cafés, guests can grab Be Fresh meals-to-go, pastries, and coffee made with East Vancouver’s A.G.R.O. Roasters beans.

“This is an exciting step for our brand’s development in vertically leveraging our core strengths of technology and logistics while deepening the connection with our customers in their community,” says Peter van Stolk, CEO of SPUD. “With the opening of Be Fresh, we’ve expanded our customer engagement beyond online into offline and connected the two in a unique and interactive way to create an omnichannel shopping experience.”

Whether shoppers take their groceries home or have it delivered by SPUD bike or truck right to their doorstep, shoppers have a range of delivery options including pick up at the Be Fresh Market Café using Be Fresh’s Click & Collect program.