It seems as though grocery delivery is the norm these days. With new retailers signing on at increasing speeds, delivery platforms like DoorDash are answering the calls of a massive shopper demographic. The company is partnering with several big-name grocers, and DoorDash customers will soon gain access to a wide-ranging portfolio of offerings.
“We know that grocery shopping can feel like a chore, which is why grocery stores on DoorDash will be available on an on-demand basis—that means no scheduling required, no queues, no waiting,” the company wrote in a blog post. “More than 10,000 grocery items, from dairy and eggs to local produce to fresh meat and fish, will be available for delivery from participating grocery stores in less than one hour.”
Some of the most prominent names on the list of grocers DoorDash will partner with include Fresh Thyme Farmers Market, Wegmans, Meijer, Hy-Vee, Smart & Final, and many more. Initially, the delivery service through these partners will primarily be rolled out in California until the program begins to take off across the entire country, according to the news source.
“DoorDash provides another convenient way for customers to get the value, selection, and quality that Smart & Final offers, especially at a time when some are looking to limit trips outside their homes,” said Navin Cotton, Smart & Final’s Director of Digital Commerce, in a statement. “DoorDash’s on-demand grocery service is a nice addition to our online shopping options and with delivery in under an hour, we know Smart & Final customers are going to appreciate it.”
Additional markets in Chicago, Cincinnati, Detroit, Indianapolis, and Milwaukee will also gain access to DoorDash’s on-demand grocery delivery, sparking high levels of interest on both coasts.
How will the retail landscape change to this rising need? Deli Market News will continue to report.