Albertsons Companies Teams Up With DoorDash for Express Delivery; Stephen Menaquale and Fuad Hannon Share
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - One word that we are certainly not hearing any less of in 2022 is “delivery.” Tack onto that list the words convenience, fresh, and fast, as Albertsons Companies has optimized its partnership with DoorDash, rolling out the delivery force’s newest service, express grocery delivery. The new service offers consumers fast delivery of fresh groceries in under 30 minutes from Albertsons’ banner stores.
“By partnering with DoorDash, Albertsons Companies is able to offer even faster delivery to go alongside the quality products and great value we provide our customers,” said Stephen Menaquale, Senior Vice President of E-Commerce at Albertsons Companies. “We’re proud of what we’ve built with DoorDash in order to guarantee the perfect mix of convenience, quality, and the prices our customers appreciate."
With this launch, shoppers in over 20 major cities across the United States will now be able to access express grocery delivery from their local Albertsons banner stores including Safeway, Vons, ACME Markets, Jewel-Osco, and Tom Thumb via the DoorDash marketplace. According to a press release, DoorDash plans to expand this offering to additional Albertsons banners in the coming weeks.
Through the expanded partnership, Albertsons will offer more than 6,000 items for express grocery delivery nationwide, from key staples including fresh produce, dairy, and eggs to snacks, packaged goods, and frozen foods.
“We know that speed, selection, and affordability remain paramount for consumers when it comes to getting everything in their neighborhood delivered on-demand, and that’s why we’re proud to launch our new express grocery delivery service with Albertsons to bring their wide selection of groceries to consumers’ doorsteps in under 30 minutes,” said Fuad Hannon, Vice President of New Verticals at DoorDash. “Leveraging our extensive logistics network and Albertsons Cos. selection of groceries, we are creating a one-stop shop for consumers nationwide to access all the items they need, delivered to their doorstep right when they need it. DoorDash’s merchant-first approach guides how we build our products and services, and today’s launch of express grocery delivery furthers our commitment to helping Albertsons grow their delivery offerings to meet evolving customer needs.”
This announcement builds on the strategic partnership between Albertsons and DoorDash, which was formed back in June 2021. Albertsons banners are available on DashPass, DoorDash’s membership program that offers members $0 delivery fees and reduced service fees from thousands of restaurants, grocery, convenience, and retail stores nationwide.
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