– CANADA, Saint-Laurent – Goodfood Market Corp. (TSX: FOOD) today announced the appointment of François Vimard to its Board of Directors and as Chair of the Audit Committee. The Board of Directors is now comprised of six members of which two-thirds are independent.
“We are honored to have Mr. Vimard join the Board of Directors of Goodfood. His extensive experience in financial management, distribution and logistics, combined with his strong knowledge of the Canadian retail food industry, will be instrumental in guiding us to our next level of growth,” said Jonathan Ferrari, CEO of Goodfood.
About François Vimard
Mr. Vimard is currently an independent Corporate Director. He spent more than 22 years at Empire Ltd/Sobeys Inc., the second-largest food retailer in Canada through banners that include Sobeys, FreshCo, Safeway and IGA. Most recently, he was Interim President and CEO of both organizations and from 2007 to 2016 he held the position of CFO. He has over 30 years of experience in retail and a solid background in operations management having led business transformations including process optimization, automation, mergers and acquisitions and information technology. Prior to joining Empire Ltd/Sobeys Inc., Mr. Vimard held positions at Provigo, Petro-Canada and Deloitte.
“I am thrilled to join the Board of Directors of such a dynamic company that is a market leader and innovator. Consumer habits are evolving quickly, and Goodfood is well-positioned to change the way Canadians do their groceries forever. I look forward to contributing to the Company’s continued growth in the years ahead,” said François Vimard.
Mr. Vimard is a Board member of Andrew Peller Ltd (TSX: ADW.A) and is Chair of its Audit Committee. He is also a Board member of Daisy Intelligence, a private Artificial Intelligence software company, as well as a Board member and past Chair of GSI Canada, a not-for-profit organization responsible for establishing electronic standards in many industries. From 2014 to 2017, he was also a trustee of Crombie REIT.
Goodfood is a leading online grocery company in Canada, delivering fresh meal solutions that make it easy for members from coast to coast to enjoy delicious meals at home every week. Goodfood’s mission is to make the impossible come true, from farm to kitchen, by enabling members to do their weekly meal planning and grocery shopping in less than 1 minute. Goodfood members get access to a unique selection of products online as well as exclusive pricing made possible by its world-class direct to consumer fulfillment eco-system that cuts out food waste and expensive retail overhead. The Company has its main production facility and administrative offices based in Montreal, Quebec, a second production facility in Calgary, Alberta and a third production facility in Montreal, Quebec. Goodfood had 189,000 active subscribers as of May 31, 2019.
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