Goodfood Market

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Goodfood Market Corp.
Company typePublic
IndustryFood / Grocery
  • Jonathan Ferrari
  • Neil Cuggy
Key people
Jonathan Ferrari (CEO)
Neil Cuggy (COO)

Goodfood Market Corp., doing business as Goodfood, is a Canadian online grocery,[1] home meal and meal kit company, based in Montreal, Quebec. Goodfood reached 200,000 subscribers as of August 2019,[2] an estimated 40% to 45% of the meal kit market.[3] It is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the ticker FOOD.

Goodfood has evolved from a meal kit focused company to an online grocery and home meal provider. The company offers meal kits, breakfast meals, grocery items, snacks and ready-to-eat products. Goodfood's products are delivered across most of Canada, reaching 95% of the population.[4]


Founding Under the Name Culiniste[edit]

Goodfood was established in 2014 by Jonathan Ferrari and Neil Cuggy, two former investment banking analysts at RBC Capital Markets, under the original name Culiniste.[5] They were soon joined by Raffi Krikorian.[citation needed]

The service grew in popularity and began enrolling hundreds of subscribers per week. One of the Company's early adopters was Anne-Marie Withenshaw, a television and radio personality. Withenshaw eventually endorsed Goodfood and helped it grow in popularity across Quebec and Canada.[citation needed]

Rebranding to Goodfood[edit]

In 2016, the company rebranded itself under the name Goodfood.[5]

Going public[edit]

In June 2017, Goodfood became publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange. The transaction, completed through a form of reverse takeover, raised $21 million of capital.[6] The funds raised were earmarked for growth and were used in large part to expand Goodfood's subscriber base and facility size. After the closing of the transaction, Goodfood began trading on the TSX under the ticker FOOD. The Company later raised additional equity to expand to Calgary, a second facility in Montreal and a new facility in Vancouver.[citation needed]

Goodfood experienced significant growth after going public: its subscriber base increased 35% to 31,000 in the quarter ending on August 31, 2017,[7] and another 45% to 45,000 in the quarter ending on November 30, 2017.[8] Goodfood reached the 200,000 mark as of August 31, 2019, with an increase of 125% in subscriber count year-over-year.[2]

As of November 30, 2020, Goodfood has 306,000 active subscribers.[9]

As of February 28, 2021, Goodfood has 319,000 active subscribers.[10]

In October 2022, Goodfood CEO addressed rumours of a takeover by indicating that ongoing conversations were taking place, without confirming if they were about a takeover.[11]


Its business originally centred around preparing meal kits delivered to subscribers. It has broadened its offering to include: ready-to-eat meals; grocery items such as olive oil, peanut butter and tea leaves; and breakfast products including smoothies and omelettes. Within its meal kit business, Goodfood launched Yumm, a cheaper meal kit service offering simpler recipes with fewer ingredients.[12]

Its most significant rivals include HelloFresh (based in Germany, and subsidiary Chef's Plate), Cook it and MissFresh (a Metro Inc. grocery giant subsidiary, based in Quebec).[13][14]


  1. ^ "Investor Relations: Meal Prep Kit Delivery Service | Goodfood". Retrieved 2019-10-08.
  3. ^ "Goodfood Investor Presentation July 2019" (PDF).
  4. ^ "Goodfood April 2019 Presentation" (PDF).
  5. ^ a b Poschmann, Allegra (2017-04-17). "Changing the way Canadians cook — for good". Medium. Retrieved 2020-12-08.
  6. ^ "Montreal meal-kit firm Goodfood prepares for public debut". The Globe and Mail. 2017-05-30. Retrieved 2018-02-01.
  7. ^ "Goodfood bets Canadian meal kits can outshine Blue Apron, Amazon". The Globe and Mail. 2017-09-21. Retrieved 2018-02-01.
  8. ^ "Goodfood Market Corp. celebrates its first full year as a meal kit company". Financial Post. 2017-12-07. Retrieved 2018-02-01.
  9. ^ "About Goodfood".
  10. ^ "Goodfood's Growth and Market Adoption Continues as Its Active Subscribers Count Increases 30% to Reach 319,000" (PDF).
  11. ^ "Goodfood CEO doesn't dismiss takeover possibility as pandemic boom fades". BNNBloomberg. 14 October 2022.
  12. ^ "Goodfood Launches, a Value Meal Kit Option Targeting Cost-Conscious Canadians". GlobeNewswire. 16 May 2019. Retrieved 2 March 2022.
  13. ^ "Why Meal Kits are Growing in Popularity". The Montreal Gazette. 2017-08-05.
  14. ^ "Goodfood pourrait passer en mode acquisition". (in French). 2018-01-15. Retrieved 2018-02-01.