Grocery Industry Icons & Innovators
Peter van Stolk
SPUD.ca - Sustainable Produce Urban Delivery
Peter van Stolk is CEO of Freshlocal Solutions, Inc, publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol LOCL. Peter is the Founder and CEO of FoodX Technologies (a division of Freshlocal Solutions), the only scalable end-to-end software solution for the eGrocery market. He is also CEO of SPUD.ca (a division of Freshlocal Solutions), the largest online grocery company in Canada, employing over 800 people across all its markets delivering fresh, local, organic produce and groceries. Mr. van Stolk has been a member of the Board of Directors for both healthy beverage company Steaz, and Kor Water.
As founder of Jones Soda Company in 1987, Mr. van Stolk served as CEO and Chairman of the Board of Directors through 2007. He also sits on the Board of Directors for Vitamin Angels, a charity for children that seeks to provide vital nutrition to children.
With an intense connection to his consumers and an uncanny ability to predict trends, Mr. van Stolk is passionate about improving sustainability through the integration of eGrocery, and improving the grocery industry as a whole. He has been recognized for his business savvy and innovative branding strategies in various publications such as The New York Times, CNN, Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, Inc. Magazine and People Magazine. Peter van Stolk has received numerous business awards including PricewaterhouseCoopers’ 40 under 40, Brand Week’s Top 100 Marketer, and was chosen as one of Canada’s Top One Hundred Canadians by MacLean’s Magazine.