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Igloolik-based online upstart offers lower-cost food in Baffin – NunatsiaqOnline
by ahnationtalk onSeptember 12, 201715 Views
September 12, 2017
“Any type of savings that we incur will be passed directly to our customers”
Igloolik, known for decades as an incubator for creative new ideas, has hatched yet another: Arctic Fresh, a new online business designed by and for Inuit that offers residents of most Baffin communities a lower-cost way to get store-bought food.
It’s the creation of Rhoda Angutimarik and her partner, Merlyn Recinos, an entrepreneur who worked many years for North West Co. and Arctic Co-operatives Ltd.
“We need to think outside the box. We need to integrate the technology that is available to us for some of the problems that we are currently facing and find a way to make it work,” Recinos said.