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On-Site: Delivering through the pandemic: Canam helps speed grocery distribution projects as demand skyrockets

Canada’s big grocers have seen soaring demand for both in-store pickups and deliveries to customers’ front doors

June 18, 2020  by On-Site

A worker running PlanGrid. The pandemic has forced many non-essential staff off job sites, forcing teams to work remotely to keep projects on track. PHOTO: Autodesk

In four short months, browsing the veggie aisle has gone from something the vast majority Canadians would only consider doing in-person, to something many wouldn’t think of doing — at least temporarily — anywhere but online.

Last spring, a PwC Canada study found just one in five Canadians was likely to buy groceries on the internet at any point in following 12 months. A year later, goaded onto their web browsers by the pandemic, shoppers have overcome their reluctance and are eagerly snapping up delivery slots weeks in advance.

Unsurprisingly, Canada’s big grocers have seen soaring demand for both in-store pickups and deliveries to customers’ front doors.

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