Retail Council of Canada awards celebrated as the pinnacle of achievement in the retail industry
TORONTO, May 29, 2019 – Purolator is proud to announce it has been recognized as one of Canada’s most innovative retailers by the Retail Council of Canada. The company earned top spot in the Pop-up Experience and Design category for its Mobile Quick Stop truck concept at the Council’s annual Excellence in Retailing Awards ceremony.
“This recognition is a direct reflection of our commitment to constantly innovate to deliver an exceptional experience for businesses and consumers across Canada,” said John Ferguson, President and CEO, Purolator. “We are honoured to receive this award alongside some of the top brands in the country and we are grateful to the Retail Council of Canada for acknowledging our leadership in customer service and innovation.”
“This Pop-up Experience and Design award recognizes the very best in our industry, which develop original and visually enticing in-store or out-of-store experiences, with the goal of increasing brand awareness, testing a new store concept and driving customers to a specific location,“ said Diane J. Brisebois, President and CEO, Retail Council of Canada. “Retail in Canada needs creative and innovative leaders, like Purolator, to drive future success for the market.”
Purolator’s Mobile Quick Stops – the first of their kind in Canada – are retail outlets on wheels. They provide consumers, online retailers and businesses exceptional convenience and customer service for delivering packages and picking them up in busy urban centres. Currently located in Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa and Vancouver, the company plans to expand its Mobile Quick Stop truck service to more Canadian neighbourhoods as part of its commitment to innovating in last-mile delivery.
Purolator Inc. is a leading integrated freight, package and logistics solutions provider in Canada. Celebrating almost 60 years of delivering its customers’ promises, Purolator continues to expand its reach and renowned service levels and reliability to more people, more businesses and more places across the country and around the world. Purolator is proud of its Canadian heritage and is focused on sustainably positioning itself for future growth and success. Purolator is also committed to contributing to the well-being of the communities it serves and where more than 12,000 of its employees live, work and play. For more information, visit purolator.com.
About Retail Council of Canada
Retail is Canada’s largest private sector employer with over 2.1 million Canadians working in our industry. The sector annually generates over $76 billion in wages and employee benefits. Core retail sales (excluding vehicles and gasoline) were $375 billion in 2018. Retail Council of Canada (RCC) members represent more than two-thirds of core retail sales in the country. RCC is a not-for-profit industry-funded association that represents small, medium and large retail businesses in every community across the country. As The Voice of Retail™ in Canada, we proudly represent more than 45,000 storefronts in all retail formats, including department, grocery, specialty, discount, independent retailers and online merchants.
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