Disruptive US-based gig engagement platform is launching in Canada; plans continued global expansion
IRVINE, Calif., May 07, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ShiftPixy (NASDAQ: PIXY), a California-based gig engagement platform provider, today announced its first international expansion, ShiftPixy Canada, to meet the recent increased interest from multi-unit restaurant operators in Canada. The company is currently in the process of completing all the necessary registrations in each of Canada’s ten provinces and plans to begin offering its end-to-end restaurant solution to Canadian customers as soon as that process is complete in the coming months. The company has established ShiftPixy Canada as a wholly-owned subsidiary.
With its $90 billion foodservice industry, Canada represents ShiftPixy’s first international expansion, a continuation of the company’s aggressive growth strategy that has evolved from California-only followed by nationwide service across the US. The company will continue its expansion to international markets that meet its criteria and are ripe for disruption in the restaurant industry.
As restaurants face an uncertain future globally, operators are seeking simple, digital solutions that can help them not only weather the storm but also better reinforce their business infrastructure. Furthermore, third-party delivery partners are eating into restaurants’ already thin margins. ShiftPixy’s human capital management, online ordering and native delivery services offer Canadian restaurants an all-in-one platform.
“Despite these uncertain times, we are very excited to be expanding to Canada and helping restaurants and operators there do what they do best – deliver a great food experience – while helping them grow their businesses,” said Scott Absher, CEO and co-founder of ShiftPixy. “ShiftPixy’s multi-lingual approach makes new market entry very quick, and we’re eager to continue our global expansion plans.”
In addition to Canada, ShiftPixy is working with relevant partners and regulators in nations throughout Latin America and Japan in order to meet the demand in those markets.
ShiftPixy (NASDAQ:PIXY) is a disruptive human capital management platform, revolutionizing employment in the Gig Economy by delivering a next-gen mobile engagement technology to help businesses with shift-based employees navigate regulatory mandates, minimize administrative burdens and better connect with a ready-for-hire workforce. With expertise rooted in management's nearly 25 years of workers' compensation and compliance programs experience, ShiftPixy adds a needed layer for addressing compliance and continued demands for equitable employment practices in the growing Gig Economy. Learn more at www.shiftpixy.com.
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