Instacart Partners With Cash&Carry to Offer Customers Same Day Delivery in Portland
PORTLAND, OR–(Marketwired – June 21, 2016) – Instacart (www.Instacart.com), the fast-growing retail delivery service whose personal shoppers hand pick and deliver items from trusted local stores, announced today that it will pilot same day delivery with value oriented food service retailer Cash&Carry Smart Foodservice in Portland, Oregon.
Starting today, Cash&Carry will offer on Instacart a wide selection of grocery, dairy and pantry items to stock households, offices and restaurants alike — all at affordable prices. While Cash&Carry stores cater primarily to the foodservice industry, the partnership with Instacart offers all types of customers the option to shop online and save.
“We’re very excited about being able to offer delivery,” said John Mathews, Vice President Sales & Marketing at Cash&Carry. “Like Instacart, we are always looking for ways to increase convenience, personalization and improve our customers’ lives. That’s why we’re proud to partner with them — because Instacart champions the customer experience in the same way we do.”
“Partnering with Cash&Carry offers our customers new grocery delivery options in the Portland area,” said Andrew Nodes, Head of Retail Accounts at Instacart. “We’re thrilled to continue providing excellent customer service and build a variety of grocery options in our Portland retail marketplace.”
Initial Cash&Carry delivery includes the following Portland zip codes: 97210, 97209, 97205, 97204, 97208, 97201, 97239, 97227, 97212, 97232, 97214, and 97202
How Instacart works: Customers go online to www.Instacart.com or open the Instacart mobile app on their iPhone or Android device, select their city and store, add items to a virtual cart, and then choose a delivery window (within one hour, within two hours, or some scheduled time in the future) and check out. An Instacart Personal Shopper accepts the order on his/her smartphone, uses the Instacart Shopper app to guide them through shopping, and then delivers the order to the customer in the designated delivery timeframe.
Instacart allows people to order groceries online by connecting them with personal shoppers who hand pick items at customers’ local, favorite stores and deliver straight to their doors. Founded in San Francisco in 2012, Instacart has quickly scaled to 23 metropolitan areas across the U.S. and partnered with dozens of retailers, including popular national chains (Whole Foods Market, Costco, Petco) as well as local, regional grocers (Marsh Supermarkets, Bi-Rite, Cub Foods). 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.
Headquartered in the Greater Portland, Oregon area, Cash&Carry Smart Foodservice has been operating throughout the Northwest for more than 60 years. Cash&Carry stocks more than 8,500 products including beverages, bakery items, catering supplies, cheese, dairy and deli products, fresh meat, fresh produce, frozen foods, grocery products, janitorial supplies, tableware and barware. Though Cash&Carry stores cater primarily to the foodservice industry, they offer an easy, affordable option for non-profit organizations, church groups, caterers and other individuals looking to purchase larger product quantities at lower prices.
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