Grocery shopping on the GO

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Commuters across the GTA will soon be able to order groceries while on the GO and then pick it up at a GO Transit station.

The partnership between Loblaw Companies and Metrolinx was announced on Monday. Dubbed PC Express, the service is being offered in five GO Transit stations along the Lakeshore line: Bronte, Oakville, Clarkson, Rouge Hill, and Whitby this spring.

The service will allow commuters to pre-order groceries online for pick up during their next day’s commute.

Customers who place an online web or app order by midnight will have the option of selecting from five PC Express pickup locations within GO Transit stations for their next-day, homebound pick-up site.

Depending on location, the groceries will come from nearby Fortinos or Loblaws stores and will be waiting in a special delivery truck, in lockers or in an enclosed kiosk.

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Once rolled out, it’s expected to expand in phases to additional sites in the region.

The new service follows Loblaw’s click-and-collect model, where customers can order online and pick up in a growing list of more than 200 stores nationwide.

So soon, anyone who has had a hard day at work and is too tired to cook, could simply order a hot ready-to-eat meal and continue on their way home. It will eliminate that stop at a grocery store or the pizza place.

It will also help anyone who wants to avoid doing groceries on the weekend but would find it more convenient to have their groceries brought to them right after they get off the train. – CINEWS

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