Grocer Box Partners with Zabar's to Help Scale Online Ordering & Delivery Across New York City

PRESS RELEASE FROM GROCER BOX
September 11, 2021
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Grocer Box, a service specialized in building custom designed and branded online stores for independent grocers, integrated with city-wide delivery, and marketing management, is announcing its partnership with Zabar’s, the iconic specialty grocer in New York City. The collaboration means that Grocer Box will be involved in the development and architecting of an online store focused on providing same day delivery and an in-store pick up option for customers across New York City. 

Known for its unique coffee collection, imported specialty goods, kosher food, lox and thousands of other specialty items, Zabar’s has been a New York institution for over 85 years. The store is known to be frequented by well known celebrities and has been featured on wildly popular tv shows like Seinfeld, Friends and Sex in the City. 

Thousands of products will be available for same and next day delivery across the five boroughs of New York City, in addition to giving customers the option to order online in advance and pick up items in-store.

“We are very excited to work with Zabar’s to give its customers the ability to order for local delivery across New York City, streamline the picking, packing and fulfillment process using Grocer Box’s proprietary software and have all of their products delivered across New York City at the click of a button”, said Shival Pawria, CEO and Founder of Grocer Box. “We’re thrilled to be working with Zabar’s as it continues to strengthen its brand and offering online as it focuses on offering online ordering and delivery across New York City”, said Mikias Abera, CTO and Co-Founder of Grocer Box.

“We did our due diligence and talked to a number of solutions providers specialized in grocery e-commerce. We ultimately decided to partner with Grocer Box given their focus on providing a superior level of customer service and their ability to tailor a custom ecommerce solution built to address Zabar’s operational setup as well as create a design unique to Zabar’s brand”, said Scott Goldshine, General Manager of Zabar’s. 

About Zabar’s

Zabar’s was  founded in New York City over 85 years ago when Louis and Lillian Zabar,  started the business in 1934 on the Upper West Side in a 22-foot wide store. Louis personally started roasting and selecting two of its most refined products, coffee and salmon personally when the business started. The same principles applied 85 years ago, still stand when it comes to a personal touch customer service and selecting only the finest ingredients for products in the store.

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About Grocer Box
Founded in Toronto in April 2020, Grocer Box has quickly scaled its operations organically with no outside capital, across Canada and the United States. The company is on target to onboard 100+ grocers by Q1, 2022 and launch its marketplace of independent grocers in the, which will be available on Android and iOS. Grocer Box helps independent grocers get online, fulfill and manage online orders using its proprietary software, offer local delivery to customers of independent grocers across Canada and the US through its courier network, and gives stores the ability to manage their own brand and online presence. The company also helps market its partnered stores through digital marketing channels.