PRESS – Rosedale Livery to Delivery: Wholesale Grocery Savings Ride Across the GTA with Zum Zum

Rosedale Livery introduces Zum Zum Grocery Delivery: commercial-sized savings “chauffeured” from Costco Business Centre to the residential doorstep, with no membership required.

TORONTO, March 16, 2021 – Rosedale Livery Ltd. pivots into the GTA grocery delivery battleground with their latest ventureZum Zum, in order to fill an under-served niche in the delivery market: wholesale savings. Since March 2020, as travel essentially ceased due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Rosedale has seen a crushing 98% decrease in activity. As travel resumes, they are looking forward to regrowing their chauffeured services, meanwhile adapting their software systems to service the GTA’s growing demand for grocery delivery.

“We set up an online storefront, and launched Zum Zum on June 6, 2020,” said Craig McCutcheon, CEO of Rosedale Livery, and founder/CEO of Zum Zum. “Our customers have shared their appreciation for our careful handling of their groceries throughout the pandemic, trusting our forty years of ‘white glove’ service standards.”

Zum Zum delivers throughout the GTA – from Oshawa to Newmarket, to Burlington and everywhere between. Craig explained, “We have secured a fulfillment centre, where each order is sorted into pantry, ‘Refrigerate’ and ‘Freeze’ upon arrival in our environmentally friendly, recycled paper bags. More of our chauffeurs have stayed on the road, professionally delivering the orders and providing their touch of class.”

Zum Zum’s team recognized the unique value and inventory control of the Costco Business Centre in Scarborough over other suppliers that were considered, as 70% of the Business Centre’s products cannot be found any where else. The plan was to deliver the savings that a bulk shop offers – and save the labours of completing the trip that consumers would prefer to avoid, especially during Covid-19 challenges. Zum Zum’s AI dispatching system generates the routes, while ensuring each truck reaches its maximum efficiency and clients receive their orders at their selected time.

Craig explains how Rosedale’s previous investments in technology provided the ability to adapt in the pandemic landscape. “In 2013 we developed our proprietary AI dispatching platform ‘Boomerang’, and reduced our overhead by 40%. It was a true game changer, our AI eliminated the need for manual calculations in dispatching our fleet.”