SUPERVALU launches refreshed e-commerce sites Powered by Instacart

SAN FRANCISCO and EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn., 2017-Dec-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — Instacart, the technology-driven, nationwide on-demand grocery delivery service, and SUPERVALU INC. (NYSE: SVU), one of the largest grocery wholesalers and retailers in the U.S., has entered into an exclusive multiyear contract. Under this agreement, SUPERVALU recently launched refreshed e-commerce sites Powered by Instacart for four of its retail banners across the nation: Cub, Farm Fresh Food and Pharmacy, Shop ‘n Save, and Shoppers Food and Pharmacy.

SUPERVALU and Instacart first joined forces to offer same-day grocery delivery in September 2015. Based on customer response and continued demand for e-commerce options, SUPERVALU has selected Instacart to expand its offerings, including click-and-collect, a solution that allows customers to order online and pick up at the store without ever leaving their vehicle. The expanded offering will soon provide integration of store coupons and loyalty rewards for orders placed online through the Powered by Instacart sites, delivering additional value for shoppers.

“Our relationship with Instacart continues to evolve, and going forward we have a great plan for delivering online grocery and meal solution options for our retail customers,” said Anne Dament, Executive Vice President of Retail, Marketing, and Private Brands at SUPERVALU. “SUPERVALU is committed to addressing the unique preferences of the communities we serve, and now customers have another option to get the fresh, premier products they expect from our retail stores with the convenience of same-day delivery that fits with their busy lifestyles.”

SUPERVALU customers across Minnesota; St. Louis, Mo.; Virginia Beach, Va.; and the Washington, D.C. area can now visit brand-specific Powered by Instacart sites to fill their virtual carts with their favorite items, from fresh, ready-to-eat options in the deli to everyday essentials, and have them delivered straight to their doorstep, often in as little as one hour.

“SUPERVALU is a grocery industry leader and a great fit given Instacart’s mission to bring customers the groceries they want from the brands they trust within their own communities,” said Nilam Ganenthiran, Instacart’s Chief Business Officer. “We are thrilled to extend our relationship and launch Powered by Instacart sites for these trusted retail brands.”

About Instacart 
Instacart helps people cross grocery shopping off their to-do lists with just a few clicks. Customers use the Instacart website or app to fill their virtual shopping cart with items from their favorite, local stores, and Instacart connects them with shoppers who hand- pick the items and deliver them straight to their door. Founded in San Francisco in 2012, Instacart has quickly scaled to over 160 markets and partnered with retailers across North America, including popular national chains as well as local, regional grocers. By combining a personal touch with cutting-edge technology, Instacart offers customers a simple solution to save time and eat fresh food from the most trusted grocery brands. Instacart is the only grocery service that can meet today’s on-demand lifestyle by delivering in as little as one hour. First delivery is free at www.instacart.com.

About SUPERVALU INC.
SUPERVALU INC. is one of the largest grocery wholesalers and retailers in the U.S., with annual sales of approximately $16 billion. SUPERVALU serves customers across the United States through a network of 3,337 stores composed of 3,120 wholesale primary stores operated by customers serviced by SUPERVALU’s food distribution business and 217 traditional retail grocery stores operated under five retail banners in six geographic regions (store counts as of September 9, 2017). Headquartered in Minnesota, SUPERVALU has approximately 31,000 employees. For more information about SUPERVALU visit www.supervalu.com.

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Michael.Wilken@supervalu.com

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Source: SUPERVALU INC.

Stater Bros. Markets expands Instacart online grocery ordering and home delivery service

Stater Bros. Markets Continues to Expand Instacart’s Same-Day Grocery Home Delivery Service

SAN BERNARDINO, CALIFORNIA, 2017-Oct-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — Stater Bros. Markets is committed to enhancing our customer’s shopping experience while providing convenient solutions to meet their lifestyle needs through the partnership of Instacart online grocery ordering and home delivery service.

On October 4th, Stater Bros. will further expand this service to locations covering zip codes in areas of the Inland Empire, the San Gabriel Valley and Los Angeles.

These zip codes include:  90201, 90220, 90221, 90262, 90270, 90280, 90601, 90602, 90606, 90660, 90723, 90805, 91008, 91010, 91321, 91350, 91351, 91387, 91390, 91702, 91706, 91722, 91723, 91724, 91732, 91733, 91740, 91741, 91744, 91745, 91746, 91748, 91765, 91773, 91789, 91790, 91791, 91792, 92220, 92223, 92320, 92346, 92354, 92359, 92373, 92374, 92399, 92530, 92532, 92543, 92545, 92548, 92551, 92555, 92562, 92563, 92567, 92570, 92571, 92582, 92583, 92584, 92585, 92586, 92587, 92590, 92591, 92592, 92595 and 92596.

Customers living in these areas will find the same everyday low prices and exceptional quality online that customers enjoy while shopping in Stater Bros. supermarket locations throughout Southern California.

“Partnering with the best, most beloved local grocery retailers is a key cornerstone of our business,” said Nilam Ganenthiran, Chief Business Officer at Instacart. “Stater Bros. is a beloved brand, and we are proud of this partnership that allows us to bring customers a whole new range of products with delivery in as little as an hour,” Ganenthiran further added.

“With over 81 years behind our name, Stater Bros. trusted brand is centered on great quality, everyday low prices and exceptional service,” stated Pete Van Helden, President and CEO of Stater Bros. Markets.  “Now our valued customers can enjoy that same great quality and take advantage of our everyday low prices while shopping from the convenience of their home.  The expansion of Instacart demonstrates Stater Bros. ongoing commitment to accommodating the evolving needs of our valued customers,” Van Helden concluded.

Stater Bros.’ customers can access Instacart home delivery service by visiting https://www.instacart.com/stater-bros.  All Instacart orders must exceed $10.00. The delivery fee is $5.99 for delivery within two hours, and $7.99 for delivery within one hour for orders exceeding $35.00. An Instacart Express membership offers unlimited one-hour deliveries for an annual fee. Visit the Instacart website for a free two-week trial of Instacart Express.

About Instacart
Instacart helps people cross grocery shopping off their to-do lists with just a few clicks. Customers use the Instacart website or app to fill their virtual shopping cart with items from their favorite, local stores and Instacart connects them with shoppers who hand pick the items and deliver them straight to their door. Founded in San Francisco in 2012, Instacart has quickly scaled to over 140 markets nationwide and partnered with retailers across the United States.  By combining a personal touch with cutting-edge technology, Instacart offers customers a simple solution to save time and eat fresh food from the most trusted grocery brands. Instacart is the only grocery service that can meet today’s on-demand lifestyle by delivering in as little as one hour. First delivery is free at www.instacart.com.

About Stater Bros. Markets

Stater Bros. was founded in 1936 in Yucaipa, California, and has grown steadily through the years to become the largest privately owned Supermarket Chain in Southern California and the largest private employer in both San Bernardino County and Riverside County.  The Company currently operates 171 supermarkets, and there are approximately 18,000 members of the Stater Bros. “Family”. Since 2008, Stater Bros. and Stater Bros. Charities have contributed more than $75 million in food and funds to local Southern California communities.  For more information, go to www.staterbros.com.

STATER BROS. MARKETS…SERVING SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA FOR OVER 81 YEARS

Source: Stater Bros. Markets

Smart & Final launches delivery platform at shop.smartandfinal.com as part of expanded partnership with Instacart

Smart & Final launches delivery platform at shop.smartandfinal.com as part of expanded partnership with Instacart

 

COMMERCE, Calif. and SAN FRANCISCO, 2017-Sep-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — Smart & Final Stores, Inc. (NYSE: SFS), the neighborhood warehouse grocery store, has launched its own delivery platform at shop.smartandfinal.com Powered by Instacart, the technology-driven, nationwide on-demand grocery delivery service. The e-commerce website is part of a renewed collaboration between Smart & Final and Instacart, who announced today they have signed an expanded partnership contract.

Smart & Final and Instacart first joined forces to bring same-day grocery delivery to customers in March 2015. Based on the strong, consistent results – including 15 times sales growth since that initial collaboration – Smart & Final is doubling down on the partnership, giving customers the option to pair the club store’s everyday low prices and farmer’s market freshness as experienced in-store with the added convenience of delivery straight to customers’ doorsteps.

“There’s no question that there is an increasing emphasis on online ordering and delivery in the grocery space, as today’s customer wants and deserves convenience,” said Eleanor Hong, Smart & Final’s Chief Marketing & Strategy Officer. “Today, over half of our 253 Smart & Final stores offer delivery, both for household and business customers, and we continue to expand that reach as far as our partners at Instacart can offer it. We’re enthusiastic about delivery, and through our new e-commerce site Powered by Instacart, we can give our online customers a platform to search, explore and order delivery directly from Smart & Final.”

Smart & Final customers across Arizona, California and Nevada can now visit shop.smartandfinal.com to fill their virtual carts with all their favorite items, from farmer’s market fresh produce and quality meats to club-size essentials, and have them delivered same-day, often in as little as an hour. Customers who place orders on the Smart & Final Powered by Instacart site will enjoy the same great everyday low prices that they enjoy when shopping in person, while getting back something truly valuable: time.

“Part of Instacart’s mission to partner with the best retailers across the nation is the commitment to provide them with the best e-commerce experience,” said Nilam Ganenthiran, Instacart’s Chief Business Officer. “We are thrilled to extend our partnership with a premier quality brand like Smart & Final and continue the success we are seeing with value grocers on the Instacart platform.”

About Smart & Final
Smart & Final Stores, Inc. (NYSE: SFS), is a value-oriented food and everyday staples retailer, headquartered in Commerce (near Los Angeles), California. The Company offers quality products in a variety of sizes, saving household, nonprofit and business customers time and money. As of June 18, 2017, the Company operated 314 grocery and foodservice stores under the “Smart & Final,” “Smart & Final Extra!” and “Cash & Carry Smart Foodservice” banners in California, Oregon, Washington, Arizona, Nevada, Idaho, Montana and Utah, with an additional 15 stores in Northwestern Mexico operated through a joint venture. In business for over 145 years, the Company remains committed to giving back to local communities through employee volunteer opportunities and Company donations to local nonprofits.

About Instacart
Instacart helps people cross grocery shopping off their to-do lists with just a few clicks. Customers use the Instacart website or app to fill their virtual shopping cart with items from their favorite, local stores and Instacart connects them with shoppers who hand pick the items and deliver them straight to their door. Founded in San Francisco in 2012, Instacart has quickly scaled to over 110 markets nationwide and partnered with retailers across the United States, including popular national chains as well as local, regional grocers. By combining a personal touch with cutting-edge technology, Instacart offers customers a simple solution to save time and eat fresh food from the most trusted grocery brands. Instacart is the only grocery service that can meet today’s on-demand lifestyle by delivering in as little as one hour. First delivery is free at www.instacart.com.

SOURCE: Smart & Final Stores, Inc.

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Stater Bros. Markets expands Instacart online grocery ordering and home delivery service in Orange County to 26 supermarket locations

SAN BERNARDINO, CALIFORNIA, 2017-Mar-06 — /EPR Retail News/ — To provide added convenience and accommodate the evolving needs of its customers, Stater Bros. Markets is proud to announce the expansion of Instacart online grocery ordering and home delivery service in Orange County.

Instacart’s online grocery ordering and delivery service has gone from operating out of one Stater Bros. supermarket location in Orange County to 26 Stater Bros. Orange County supermarket locations enabling Instacart to expand its service to residents in 74 zip codes throughout the area.

“Partnering with the best, most beloved local grocery retailers is a key cornerstone of our business,” said Nilam Ganenthiran SVP Business Development, Instacart.     “From the onset of operating our grocery ordering and home delivery service through Stater Bros.’ Costa Mesa location, our customers have been thrilled to shop with Stater Bros. and have been asking for more Orange County coverage.  We look forward to broadening our service area to reach new Orange County markets such as Huntington Beach, Laguna Beach and Anaheim,” Ganenthiran further added.

Customers living in the areas that Instacart services will find the same everyday low prices and exceptional quality online that customers enjoy while shopping in Stater Bros. supermarket locations throughout Southern California.

“With over 80 years behind our name, Stater Bros. trusted brand is centered on great quality, everyday low prices and exceptional customer service,” stated Pete Van Helden, President and CEO of Stater Bros. Markets.  “Now our valued customers can enjoy that same great quality and take advantage of our everyday low prices while shopping from the convenience of their home.  The aggressive expansion of Instacart demonstrates Stater Bros. ongoing commitment to accommodating our valued customers’ needs” Van Helden concluded.

Stater Bros.’ customers can access Instacart home delivery service by visiting https://www.instacart.com/stater-bros.  All Instacart orders must exceed $10.00. The delivery fee is $5.99 for delivery within two hours, and $7.99 for delivery within one hour for orders exceeding $35.00.

Instacart’s delivery service includes the following zip codes: 90631, 90680, 92602, 92603, 92604, 92606, 92610, 92612, 92614, 92617, 92618, 92620, 92622, 92626, 92627, 92629, 92630, 92637, 92643, 92646, 92647, 92648, 92649, 92651, 92653, 92655, 92656, 92657, 92660, 92661, 92662, 92663, 92677, 92683, 92688, 92691, 92692, 92694, 92697, 92701, 92703, 92704, 92705, 92706, 92707, 92708, 92780, 92782, 92801, 92802, 92804, 92805, 92806, 92807, 92808, 92821, 92823, 92831, 92832, 92833, 92835, 92840, 92841, 92843, 92844, 92861, 92865, 92866, 92867, 92868, 92869, 92870, 92886 and 92887.

In addition, Stater Bros. recently announced the construction of a full-service “Blue Ribbon” Supermarket to serve the Orange County community of Tustin Ranch.  The Tustin Ranch location is expected to open in fall 2017.

About Instacart
Instacart allows people to order groceries online by connecting them with personal shoppers who hand pick items at customer’s’ local, favorite stores and deliver straight to their doors. Founded in San Francisco in 2012, Instacart has quickly scaled to 28 metropolitan areas across the US and partnered with dozens of grocery retailers.  By combining a personal touch with cutting-edge technology, Instacart offers customers a simple solution to save time and eat fresh food from the grocery brands they trust. Instacart is the only grocery service that can meet today’s on-demand lifestyle by delivering in as little as one hour. First delivery is free at www.Instacart.com.

About Stater Bros. Markets

Stater Bros. was founded in 1936 in Yucaipa, California, and has grown steadily through the years to become the largest privately owned Supermarket Chain in Southern California and the largest private employer in both San Bernardino County and Riverside County.  The Company currently operates 169 Supermarkets, and there are approximately 18,000 members of the Stater Bros. Supermarket Family.  For more information, visit staterbros.com.

Contact:

1.855.STATERS
1.855.782.8377

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