With many restaurants in BC currently open with 50% capacity or less, or entirely unable to open due to financial reasons, the suppliers of their ingredients have had to get creative and find new avenues to sell their products. Intercity Packers, BC's only fully integrated supplier of custom-cut meat and seafood has been pivoted to a new sales channel to keep product moving and their employees working.
In partnership with Central Fresh Food, Intercity Packers’ sister company, which supplies custom-cut fruits and vegetables to restaurants, these two Richmond-based companies launched a home delivery platform that the public can order from. Customers are able to select curbside free pickup from Intercity Packer’s location at Number 6 Road in Richmond, or contactless, refrigerated home delivery throughout Greater Vancouver and the Fraser Valley.
The new platform is accompanied by an exciting new website which is live now at https://shopintercity.ca/
Steak, poultry, seafood, fresh produce and more items are available in variety packs, such as “The Grill Master” or “The Breakfast Boss,” which are perfect for those who would like to release their inner chef and challenge themselves with new ingredients. Larger pack sizes for single items are also available, similar to what a chef would order and at wholesale prices.
“Our new home delivery platform represents our commitment to providing our community with safe, high quality and carefully sourced produce, meat and seafood products. Our company’s story has evolved over time, but we continue to uphold the quality and customer service standards we’ve become known for. Our team is also proud to be able to support our restaurant partners with the funds raised in the Intercity Packer Tip.” said Danny Ransom, General Manager of Intercity Packers.
A portion of the profits from every Butcher Bundles sold puts funds in the Intercity Tip Jar, which donates 100% of its funds to its program partners, including the Vancouver Aquarium, the Vancouver Food Bank and the Vancouver Food & Beverage Community Relief Fund, which distributes funds to food & beverage workers impacted by COVID-19 who require urgent financial relief. To date, over $15,000 has been raised in the Intercity Tip Jar.
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