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FOOD-X TECHNOLOGIES TO LEAD E-GROCERY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT FOR AI INNOVATION EFFORT
Initiative Focused on Ensuring Food Security for Canadians and
Front Line Workers During the COVID-19 Crisis.
VANCOUVER, BC – April 20, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE)
FoodX Technologies, a leading scalable end-to-end software solution for the eGrocery market, has received funding from the Digital Technology Supercluster to lead a collaboration of prominent companies, including Spud, Adaptech, 1QBit, ETG and Microsoft, to develop an e-grocery management system for the B.C. provincial government and Health Authorities.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Government of Canada and B.C.’s Health Authorities are taking critical steps to keep communities safe and essential workers supported. The critical need to get fresh, high quality groceries to essential workers, non-pandemic patients and citizens in quarantine requires the highest level of efficiency from farm to table.
“In this unprecedented challenge to our communities, we are pleased to be collaborating with the Digital Technology Supercluster and some the world’s leading companies to provide a food management system to support our front line essential workers, patients and citizens,” said FoodX Technologies founder and Chief Executive Officer Peter van Stolk. “We are humbled by the work that front line workers are performing and are grateful we can contribute our deep knowledge of grocery management systems to this important effort.”
An e-Grocery management system that manages food quality and freshness and optimizes packing and deliveries will ensure fresh food is delivered to our frontline workers and patients, while simultaneously ensuring food security for Canadians throughout the COVID crisis.
“Our Supercluster is honoured to be collaborating on such a critical project with FoodX and its partners,” said Sue Paish, CEO of the Digital Technology Supercluster. “Using technology to ensure the health of our frontline essential workers is just one example of how our community collaborates to address some of the greatest challenges this pandemic presents.”
About FoodX Technologies
FoodX is a food delivery platform that allows multiple retailers to access industry-leading technology, warehousing, food preparation and delivery services. The company is able to consolidate orders from all of its customers onto fewer trucks, thereby reducing the environmental impact for everyone. FoodX’s first location opened in Burnaby, B.C. in 2018 and plans to open locations across Canada through 2019 and beyond. FoodX is part of the Sustainable Produce Urban Delivery Inc. (SPUD) integrated food business eco-system that includes online retail, community retail locations, commissary/food preparation services and distribution.
About Digital Technology Supercluster:
The Digital Technology Supercluster is led by global companies such as Canfor, MDA, Microsoft, Telus, Teck Resources Limited, Mosaic Forest Management, LifeLabs and Terramera, and tech industry leaders such as D-Wave Systems, Finger Food Advanced Technology Group, and LlamaZOO. Members also include BC’s post-secondary institutions such as Emily Carr University of Art + Design, British Columbia Institute of Technology, University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser University. A full list of Members can be found here.
About the COVID-19 Program:
The COVID-19 Program funds projects that contribute to improving the health and safety of Canadians, supporting Canada’s ability to address issues created by the COVID-19 outbreak. In addition, these projects will build expertise and capacity to address and anticipate issues that may arise in future health crises. More information can be found here.
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