Posted on September 30, 2013 by Marina

WIN: $100 of groceries delivered right to your door

“You Shop. We Deliver.”

Receiving fresh and local products has never been more convenient!

Earlier this year, Steam Whistle partnered with our friends at Grocery Gateway – a grocery delivery service based in Ontario. We were very proud to announce that you could now get beer delivered to your door along with your groceries.

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It’s been an amazing partnership demonstrating both of our commitments to provide you with the best locally made products.

Grocery Gateway is a family owned company that was started by the Longo brothers in 1956. Here are some more fun facts you may not have known about their humble beginnings –

  • At the start in 1956, the Longo family of 8 lived above their first store on Broadway. Today, over 1,400 residents live in the condos over their flagship store, Longo’s at Maple Leaf Square.
  • In 1987, Longo’s stopped selling cigarettes and tabloids even though it represented 1.5%-2% of the business because it had no connection to what they believe in and were not a fit for their customers’ lifestyle. Instead, they were replaced with food and drink magazines that were more lifestyle-focused.
  • The Longo’s Family Charitable Foundation was established in 1998, dedicated to Inspiring Healthy Families. To date, nearly $2.8 million has been distributed to women’s and children’s charities.
  • In 1956, telephone orders and delivery of groceries represented 50% of the business! In 1998, Longo’s revisited their roots by offering phone or fax ordering by introducing “Freshness-to-Go”. In 2004, Longo’s acquired Grocery Gateway, offering Canada’s largest on-line grocery delivery service across the GTA
  • In 1998, Longo’s published “A Passion for Fresh”, filled with 100 fresh and tasty recipes.
  • In 1956, all 8 Longo family members helped at the store. Today, over 16 Longo family members continue to be active and committed to the business.

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We want to give you $$100 worth of groceries off your next order!

All you have to do is log in with your Twitter account and comment below with “I like to pair Steam Whistle Pilsner with ______________.”

Winner will be chosen October 7th at 12pm EST. Must reside in the delivery area.