Granville Island Delivery Co. Launches Campaign to Save Granville Island
Award-winning food tour company pivots to Granville Island delivery and launches #GranvilleIslandLuv campaign to rally community support
In March, Michelle Ng, founder of Vancouver Foodie Tours launched Granville Island Foodie Delivery days after pausing food tours due to the pandemic. With deliveries in full swing, Michelle and her team took on the challenge of finding more ways to give back to the Granville Island community. Today marks the launch of their new website Granville Island Delivery Co. (GIDC), as well as their #GranvilleIslandLuv
Customers can shop on the new and improved website, GranvilleIslandDelivery.co for public market favourites from popular merchants such as Lee’s Donuts, Oyama Sausage Co., Benton Brother’s Fine Cheese, and much more. The GIDC team has put their 10 years of market expertise to good use in building curated baskets, including Wellness in a Box, Charcuterie and Cheese, Yes Please!, and Sweet Treat, perfect for gifting. For specialized seasonal goods, don’t miss the monthly Market Box, with items personally selected by Michelle to reflect the best of the season. Whether to select a few items or opt for curated baskets, the new site allows shoppers to browse and order easily online.
The one-stop-shop brings together multiple Granville Island merchants on one online platform, where shoppers can browse the pages like they would the aisles of the market, from the comfort and safety of their own homes (and without tricky parking or pesky seagulls). The website also features “Meet the Artisans” series, a detailed behind-the-scenes look at the talented artisans of the market.
Along with the new website, GIDC launches #GranvilleIslandLuv campaign to directly benefit the merchants of Granville Island who are struggling due to the pandemic. The first goal is to raise awareness of the community’s plight, with many vendors reporting a 50-90% reduction in sales. As most vendors do not have an avenue to sell their goods online, every purchase made through GranvilleIslandDelivery.co helps support small businesses. With a purchase of any curated baskets or monthly Market Box, $5 of each sale goes directly to merchants in need. That is not all, a social media contest featuring the hashtag #SaveGranvilleIsland asks followers to share a photo of Granville Island or goods purchased from the market to win the monthly Market Box.
“We are excited to provide an additional revenue stream for Granville Island merchants that are struggling,” says Michelle Ng, president & founder of Granville Island Delivery Co. “It’s more important than ever to support local artisans and their craftsmanship. With Granville Island Delivery Co., our aim is to spread joy with each package, while uplifting the Granville Island community.”
The delivery service offers free shipping for orders $99 and over in Vancouver, or $10 discount on flat rate shipping in Greater Vancouver via local courier Novex. For more information on delivery rates, products, and online orders, visit GranvilleIslandDelivery.co.
About Granville Island Delivery Co.
Michelle Ng, President & Founder of Vancouver Foodie Tours, started her renowned guided food tour company in 2010 out of a passion for food, people, and the multicultural city of Vancouver. In March 2020, Michelle launched Granville Island Delivery Co. to spotlight the legacy of Vancouver’s iconic culinary and cultural destination. To this day, the company is committed to supporting Granville Island merchants and restaurant partners by bringing the best Public Market experience to residents of Greater Vancouver. GranvilleIslandDelivery.co
Media release and images provided by Lena Chen, Foodie Tours.
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