My Shopping Assistant
A Timmy's gift certificate received from a customer after I wiped down her buggy...this is gratitude....both ways.
Toby in action...
April 2020 - Today..
Here to assist YOU Safely.
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Welcome to My Shopping Assistant
Why, you ask?
Maybe you are in need of some shopping support or someone you know is in need
As COVID-19 unfolded, it became clear that I needed to be one of those "frontliners".
Given my personal circumstances, it just made heartfelt sense. I needed to participate--not be a spectator for this one. So I navigated my way in to a variety of emerging home delivery service "apps" and essential services positions that largely supported getting 'stuff' from point A to point B in a safe "pandemic-friendly" manner and helping those in need in my local community - Toronto East.
The protocols and guidelines evolved in real time. Given that I thrive on innovation-- first -to-market type opportunities, I was right at home, and continue to be right at home in this environment. I am now a "Covid-19 certified shopper and driver". No, there is no such thing as a "Covid-19 Certified Shopper or Driver" YET, but believe me, there will be soon! I was trained by the best-- InstaCart(R), DoorDash(R), Loblaw (R) - Customer Service - Buggy Sanitation, Cashier and PC Express (R) support. I also provide volunteer services to Robin Hood Army (RHA)* - Surplus Food Logistics, Kitchen-24- Contactless Delivery Support and Agincourt Community Services Hub - Food Bank Support.
Some of you may know that my family has been in the food industry for many decades.
From supermarket operations, to food service, to hotel management, to catering, to product development (President's Choice /no name) and Cookin' Greens (TM), which I proudly founded and operated between 2009 and 2016. (Check out my Dragon's Den (R) Episode) . Hopefully, this further reinforces the deep-rooted commitment to retail, procurement and quality-control a client should have when hiring My Shopping Assistant.
Along with a team of expert SMEs, (subject matter experts), I own/operate Concept To Shelf, a boutique management consulting firm assisting small to medium size businesses bring their products from...concept...to shelf. This remains my core business but given the overwhelming joy that helping individuals and families brings me, I am shifting my local global pandemic support experience into this new endeavour. This will allow me to be "hands-on" in a contactless manner until the government allows otherwise and/or a vaccine is available for all.
Everyone's needs are different and they will fluctuate.
I have certainly learned how to be more nimble since March 11, 2020 and the intention is to ensure easy-to-access low-tech communication and simplify as much as possible. We lead with compassion & customization
Please let me help YOU or someone that YOU care about. We are in this together. We always have been. What has changed is that we now have more clarity around this idea of being ONE-- one planet that we share and that we need to respect each day.
Please reach out. Let's have a chat. That's wHere it all starts.
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Thanks for listening.
PEACE, LOVE, KINDNESS.