Retailer to add same-day delivery in more than 1,800 stores
BOISE, Idaho — Albertsons Cos. has signed a deal with Instacart to offer same-day grocery deliveries in more than 1,800 stores by mid-2018, the company announced Tuesday.
“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 Albertsons chief marketing and merchandising officer Shane Sampson. “Customers can shop how, when and where they choose, with the convenient option of quick delivery straight to their doorsteps.”
The deal with Instacart is the latest in a series of moves Albertsons has made in its efforts to address the changing needs of its customers. This year the retailer began rolling out same day delivery and Drive-up & Go services, and acquired the meal kit company Plated.
“Families across the nation trust and rely on Albertsons Companies’ stores for their fresh groceries and everyday essentials,” said Instacart founder and CEO Apoorva Mehta. “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.”
Albertsons’ current home delivery network and digital programs will continue to operate in existing markets, the company said.