Canada retailers including Metro, Giant Tiger expand online delivery

Dan Berthiaume
Senior Editor, Technology
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Instacart is growing its presence across Canada.

Metro, Giant Tiger, and Galleria Supermarket are a few of the Canadian retailers launching or building on partnerships with a well-known delivery platform.

Food and pharmacy retailer Metro Inc., discount retailer Giant Tiger, and specialty grocer Galleria Supermarket are three of the more than 10 new Canadian retailers entering same-day delivery collaborations with Instacart.

Customers in Ontario can now shop from Metro’s full selection of more than 26,000 grocery and pharmacy items to be delivered from the store to their door in as fast as one hour. In addition, customers can now order same-day delivery from discount retailer Giant Tiger, specialty grocer Galleria Supermarket, pet supplies retailer Menagerie Pet Shop, sports nutrition retailers Popeye’s Supplements and Healthy Planet, and local chains including Dolce & Gourmondo, Nature’s Emporium, Super Natural Market, and Grande Cheese Markets.

In addition, discount retailer Dollarama, arts and crafts retailer Michaels and office supplies retailer Staples are now expanding existing Canadian partnerships with Instacart to offer same-day delivery countrywide. 

To gain access to retailers including Metro, Loblaws, Walmart, Costco, Giant Tiger, Dollarama, and Michaels for same-day delivery, Canadian customers can visit or the Instacart app and navigate to the storefront of their choosing. 

“To better support our customers and access the rapidly growing market of same-day grocery delivery, we are thrilled to announce our partnership with Instacart to make it even easier for Canadians to shop smart and save smart every day,” said Simon Rodrigue, senior VP & chief digital officer, Giant Tiger Stores Ltd. “This service is an excellent advantage to our loyal customers and now more than 180 Giant Tiger stores will have access to our products for same-day delivery. This partnership will help more Canadians to experience Giant Tiger’s fun and easy shopping experience and solidify our position as Canada’s favorite discount retailer.” 

“We applaud Instacart’s work with Canadian retailers, particularly the small businesses that are the backbone of the Canadian economy,” said Barry Lanteigne, president at Distribution Canada Inc. “As independent grocers continue to evolve their omnichannel strategies, we look forward to continuing our work with Instacart to bring independent grocers across Canada online.” 

“At Instacart, we’re proud to deepen our presence across Canada and serve as a retail enablement platform for key retailers countrywide, from the largest grocers to small businesses and local favorites,” said Chris Rogers, VP of Retail at Instacart. “We know that the demand for same-day delivery of groceries and essential goods is ubiquitous across Canada and we’re committed to creating more ways for Canadians to connect with retailers of all sizes. We’ll continue to increase our footprint across Canada and create the best online grocery shopping experience possible for both our retail partners and customers.” 

Instacart partners with more than 750 national, regional and local retail brands to facilitate online shopping, delivery and pickup services from more than 70,000 stores across more than 5,500 cities in North America. Same-day delivery via Instacart is now available to approximately 90% of Canadian households and all 10 provinces.