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Canadian Grocer has a story about how Longo's there "is expanding its Grocery Gateway business," and has seen a double digit increase in shoppers since it relaunched the site in June.

“As consumers get more comfortable with online shopping and gain more confidence and trust in the product assortment and quality, they will typically move on to more categories when they shop,” CEO Anthony Longo tells Canadian Grocer, saying that he is “very bullish” on e-grocery.

Longo's is putting its money where its mouth is. The Canadian Grocer story says that "Longo’s has spent approximately $8-million to triple the size of Grocery Gateway’s Rexdale-based facility to 150,000 square feet, enabling it to keep up with increased consumer demand. That follows an approximately $2.5-million investment in a new Grocery Gateway website that includes new features such as themed grocery lists and the ability to add regular items to personal shopping lists."
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