A message about next steps for BCLocalRoot.ca
We started BCLocalRoot.ca in 2020 to meet the unprecedented challenges of the pandemic that faced the local food and beverage industry. We created opportunity out of adversity, and we are incredibly proud of building BCLocalRoot.ca–the only online grocery delivery dedicated to 100% B.C. food and beverage–during a time when our local food and beverage community needed us most.
Before BCLocalRoot.ca, there was Good to Grow; as we’ve built BCLocalRoot.ca, we’ve continued to grow Good to Grow with exciting success (this year’s trade show grew to more than 55 B.C. food and beverage exhibitors!).
As the pandemic has shifted, so too have the needs of both BCLocalRoot.ca brands and customers. More of you are out sharing your products or shopping at farmers markets and in-store–hopefully connecting with your favourite B.C. brands in-person and trying new, innovative products at events!
The shift was an opportunity for us to reevaluate the BCLocalRoot.ca business model and goals for growth: to scale-up BCLocalRoot.ca would require great investment, a dedicated warehouse space, and more staff to succeed, all while Good to Grow is pacing for successful growth with exciting opportunities and developments coming.
With this all in mind, we have made the difficult but clear decision to close BCLocalRoot.ca and focus on Good to Grow. We remain rooted in local, rooting for locals, and focused on growing a bright future for B.C. food and beverage businesses through Good to Grow.
We truly thank you for rallying and rooting for local these past two years!
Founder, Good to Grow & BCLocalRoot.ca