Albertsons Companies has announced that it is partnering with Instacart to offer same-day delivery options from the retailer’s more than 1,800 stores.
“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, in an Albertsons press release. “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.”
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 key market areas, for a speedy, convenient grocery delivery option. The release went on to note that this most recent partnership is intended to further Albertson’s mission—to reinvent the way consumers discover, purchase, receive and experience food.
“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. “Customers can shop how, when and where they choose, with the convenient option of quick delivery straight to their doorsteps.”
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 Drive-up & Go and 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. Under the terms of their agreement, Instacart delivery services are expected to be available in more than 1,800 Albertsons stores by mid-2018.
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