15-minute grocery delivery app Tiggy joins the “Too Good To Go” movement as part of its commitment to sustainability that includes eliminating food waste from its operations

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TORONTO, March 22, 2022 /CNW/ – Tiggythe super-fast delivery app that offers free delivery of groceries in 15 minutes with no hidden costs, proudly announces today that its surplus perishables are now available through the global platform against food waste, Too good to leave as part of the company’s ongoing commitment to sustainability.

“In Canada Grocery stores alone are responsible for approximately 1.31 million tons of food wasted each year. Tiggy is not only a more convenient alternative to shopping at traditional grocery stores, but a much more sustainable option for consumers because they don’t have to stock up or drive anywhere. Everything is delivered directly to them within 15 minutes by our bike couriers,” said Eugene Biskova, founder of Tiggy.

experts increasingly criticize buying in bulk as one of the main culprits of food waste which represents 35.5M tons to Canada every year. This is because consumers tend to stock up, thinking they need more than they actually need. Groceries are wasted because consumers are inundated with food choices or opt for unplanned weeknight dinners with friends.

“We anticipate that with the Too Good To Go partnership, our highly efficient inventory management system and our commitment to sustainability, we can reduce Tiggy’s food waste to just 3%,” Biskova said.

Find Tiggy on the Too Good To Go app

Customers can pick up excess bags from Tiggy on the Too Good To Go app. The bags contain items such as eggs, milk, bread, vegetables and fruit that are about to expire and begin to $5 each. Tiggy also offers nearly expired or damaged perishables directly on its app, with bruised bananas being one of the best sellers in this category.

Tiggy reduces the need to buy in bulk

The company’s data reveals that customers shop through the Tiggy app several times a week, suggesting they’re spending less time buying in bulk at traditional grocers. In fact, 15% of customers now use Tiggy in the morning, 24% at lunch, and half of all customers order groceries. between 5 p.m. and 10 p.m. with deliveries increasing around supper time between 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Growing list of locally produced and made in Canada brands

As part of its sustainability strategy, Tiggy is focused on adding quality, locally coveted, Canadian-produced brands to its assortment across all categories.

On the app, customers of Toronto find locally produced brands such as General Assembly Pizza, Station Cold Brew, and more. Canadian brands include Crafty Ramen DIY Meal Kits, Blackstar Coffee, Earth’s Own Non-Dairy Milk, Clever Mocktails, Happy Planet Smoothies and Juices, Heritage Cattle Co. Locally Raised, 100% Grass Fed Beef grass, Hitch Hiker lemonades, Love Child Organics baby food, MadeGood organic nut-free snacks, Keto Scream ice cream, Silver Hills organic whole grain bread, Tality Kombucha organic artisanal kombucha, and more.

In VancouverTiggy customers can buy local brands such as Avalon ice cream, male buckwheat ice cream, land own dairy free milk, granola girl gluten free granola, happy planet juices and smoothies, island gold free-range eggs, granny hazelnut butter, regular oats gluten free instant oats, Organic New World Foods organic nut butters, At Nora’s vegetable ice cream, Two Rivers Meat, Tality Kombucha organic artisanal kombucha, Terra Breadsand more.

Tiggy currently offers over 2,000 skus for breakfast, bakery, fruits and berries, healthy alternatives including gluten-free, dairy-free, keto and organic options, dairy, seafood , meat, sweets, snacks, personal products and Baby care and Pet categories.

Most orders delivered in less than 14.5 minutes

Data from the last 4 weeks shows that the average Tiggy order is delivered in 14 minutes and 27 seconds. Tiggy is open 7 days a week and all orders are delivered by Tiggy’s dedicated team of full-time bike couriers.

No hidden fees

With Tiggy, there are no surprises. Unlike some other grocery delivery apps, Tiggy doesn’t charge delivery fees, markup grocery fees, or require a subscription. Item costs are on par with grocery store prices. Tiggy also has an extensive network of suppliers to ensure customers’ favorite items are in stock.

About Tiggy

Tiggy is a super-fast 15-minute grocery delivery app that launched in Vancouver in the fall of 2021 and in Toronto in January 2022. It currently operates its own micro-distribution centers with two Toronto and four in Vancouver with plans for continued expansion through Canada. Tiggy’s mission is to change consumer behaviors for the better to reduce bulk purchases, food waste and give Canadians back the time to do the things they love. Tiggy offers a growing assortment of from Canada favorite brands in grocery, personal care, pets and fresh produce categories with free shipping items with no hidden fees Where Registration fees.

Tiggy’s proprietary technology was created by developers with extensive experience in Europe already established ultra-fast delivery space. The result is a sophisticated inventory and procurement app and system that’s faster than the web-based platforms most Canadian grocery delivery companies currently use.

About Too Good to Leave

Too Good To Go, a Certified B Corp, is a social impact business leading the food waste revolution to create a greener planet. Their app connects consumers to food surpluses from local restaurants and grocery stores, such as pastries, fresh produce, sushi and more, that would otherwise be thrown away to make room for the next batch of goods. Each meal saved is equivalent to the CO2e emission resulting from fully charging a smartphone 422 times. Founded in 2016, Too Good To Go has saved over 122 million meals from over 143,000 partners in 17 countries. Beyond the app, Too Good To Go has launched initiatives to change date labeling on food, produced free educational resources for schools, and inspired households to change their food waste behaviors. Visit toogoodtogo.ca for more information and follow us at instagram.com/toogoodtogo.can.

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For further information: Media contact: Victoria Kirk, V&CO, 416.558.4507, [email protected]

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