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Wegmans, Instacart to expand same-day grocery delivery to Western & Central New York


Wed, Jul 26th 2017 08:15 am
Instacart, the technology-driven, nationwide on-demand grocery delivery service, and Wegmans Food Markets will expand same-day grocery delivery service to Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse in August. The service allows Wegmans customers to complete their grocery shopping online, and have their orders delivered to their doors in as little as an hour.
Wegmans customers will be able to fill their virtual carts with all their favorite products, from produce, meat, seafood and frozen foods, to a wide selection of specialty cheeses, bakery desserts, packaged prepared foods and Wegmans' line of chef-developed EZ Meals, by visiting instacart.wegmans.com or downloading the Instacart app. At check out, customers can add their Wegmans Shoppers Club number to receive available discounts, and choose a delivery window within one hour, two hours, or up to seven days in advance.
Instacart's shoppers will do the rest.
"We know our customers are busy, and that any found time in their week can make a difference. That's where we can help - by giving them the option to have Wegmans delivered fresh to their door," said Heather Pawlowski, vice president of e-commerce for Wegmans. "We're excited to be working with a partner like Instacart that's enthusiastically expanding into new markets so we can bring same-day delivery to more customers, especially those in our hometown, Buffalo, and Syracuse, who have been shopping with us for generations."
The same-day delivery service will launch in Buffalo-area stores on Aug. 1, Rochester-area stores on Aug. 8, and Syracuse-area stores on Aug. 15. Starting on the date of launch, customers can visit instacart.wegmans.com and enter their ZIP code to determine if they are within the Wegmans delivery area.
"Partnering with the best retailers nationwide is essential to the success of Instacart," said Apoorva Mehta, CEO of Instacart. "Wegmans is a brand with a loyal fan base. This partnership is a milestone for Instacart, allowing us to bring the products Wegmans customers love straight to their doorstep."
Instacart waives the delivery fee on new customers' first orders. After that, delivery starts at $5.99 on orders of $35 or more. Instacart Express membership is also available, enabling unlimited free one-hour deliveries on orders over $35 for an annual fee. After a free trial period, the annual fee varies by location from $99 to $149. In addition, Wegmans adds a price increase to items to cover the cost of shopping customer orders.
For more information about the products available for home delivery, and the current and future Instacart delivery areas for Wegmans, visit wegmans.com/instacart.
About Wegmans Food Markets, Inc.
Wegmans Food Markets Inc. is a 93-store supermarket chain with stores in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, Maryland and Massachusetts. The family-owned company, recognized as an industry leader and innovator, celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2016. Wegmans has been named one of the "100 Best Companies to Work For" by FORTUNE magazine for 20 consecutive years, ranking No. 2 in 2017.
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 90 markets nationwide and partnered with retailers across the U.S., including popular national chains (Whole Foods Market, Costco, Petco) as well as local, regional grocers (Publix, Schnucks). First delivery is free at www.instacart.com.

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