SAN FRANCISCO — DoorDash and Albertsons Cos. are joining forces to offer on-demand grocery delivery from nearly 2,000 stores across the country, including those operating under the Safeway, Vons, Jewel-Osco and other banners.
“We are committed to expanding our delivery experience in order to meet our customers’ needs whenever, wherever and however they want,” said Chris Rupp, Chief Customer and Digital Officer at Albertsons Cos. “Our partnership with DoorDash is the next step in our digital transformation to help make our customers’ lives easier and help answer the perennial question, “What’s for dinner tonight?”
Consumers can now order groceries and essentials on-demand for delivery within an hour through DoorDash’s marketplace with no time slot, queues or minimum order size required. Albertsons will offer more than 40,000 grocery items from stores for delivery via DoorDash, including fresh and prepared food, core grocery, floral and convenience items at select stores.
The partnership includes both immediate and long-term initiatives, including supporting the expansion of Albertsons’ first-party grocery delivery business with DoorDash Drive, launching a custom loyalty program, expanding delivery hours, and offering a unique selection including specialty items, prepared meals, meal kits and new concepts.
In addition, DoorDash and Albertsons Cos. are offering a first-ever digital gaming experience, giving users the chance to play and score savings on future grocery orders. Users can now play “In The Bag”, an interactive and exciting digital video game that prompts users to place as many fresh grocery staples as possible—including apples, asparagus, milk, and avocados— into a virtual DoorDash grocery bag before reaching the top and running out of space. The more groceries you can fit into your grocery bag, the more you save with promotions per tiered score with a top scorer having the chance to win a $5,000 credit* toward purchases on DoorDash.
In celebration of the new partnership, customers can get 40% off (up to $40 off) on their first Albertsons grocery order by using the code GROCERY and ordering before June 30.
All Albertsons stores will be available on DashPass, DoorDash’s membership program that offers members unlimited $0 delivery fees and reduced service fees from thousands of restaurants, grocery, and convenience stores nationwide. DashPass members can enjoy these benefits on all eligible orders of $25 or more from Albertsons Cos.
Albertsons customers can shop right on the DoorDash app. In select markets, customers can also order groceries through their local Albertsons Cos. store’s website for same-day delivery powered through DoorDash Drive, DoorDash’s white-label fulfillment platform.
“Consumers’ desire to get everything in their neighborhood on-demand has increased dramatically,” said Fuad Hannon, Head of New Verticals at DoorDash. “We are thrilled to partner with Albertsons, one of the largest food and drug retailers in the world, as they expand their already strong local footprint beyond their four walls to offer consumers convenient access to on-demand grocery delivery. Leveraging our extensive logistics network and Albertsons wide selection of fresh groceries, we are creating a one-stop shop for customers to access any of the essentials they need, delivered to their doorstep within an hour.”