Albertsons Partners with Instacart to Launch Same-Day Delivery in All 1,800 Stores
BOISE, ID – One of the United States’ largest grocers, Albertsons Companies, has announced that it is partnering with Instacart to offer same-day delivery at more than 1,800 stores.
“Instacart’s extensive delivery network combined with Albertsons Companies existing home delivery services and established, robust e-commerce offering creates a fantastic customer proposition,” said Shane Sampson, Albertsons Companies Chief Marketing and Merchandising Officer, in a press release. “Customers can shop how, when and where they choose, with the convenient option of quick delivery straight to their doorsteps.”
The partnership is reportedly intended to further Albertsons Companies’ mission to reinvent the way consumers discover, purchase, receive, and experience food. When the two companies’ platform is fully developed, Albertsons noted in its press release, Instacart customers will be able to choose from Albertsons Companies banner stores across a number of key market areas, for a speedy, convenient grocery delivery option.
“Families across the nation trust and rely on Albertsons Companies’ stores for their fresh groceries and everyday essentials,” said Apoorva Mehta, Founder and CEO of Instacart. “We couldn’t be more excited to work with the company’s legendary brands from coast-to-coast to offer customers a new convenient, time-saving option for shopping at their neighborhood store.”
Under the terms of their agreement, Instacart delivery services are expected to be available in more than 1,800 Albertsons stores by mid-2018.
Albertsons also noted its continuing commitment to innovation and meeting the changing needs of consumers. Earlier this year, Albertsons Companies began rolling out same day delivery and a Drive-up & Go grocery pick-up service. The retailer also recently acquired meal kit company Plated. In addition to its new Instacart services, Albertsons will continue to operate its existing home delivery network and digital programs.
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