Personal shopping service delivers additional opportunities for
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 20, 2018--
SUPERVALU INC. (NYSE: SVU), the largest public company grocery
wholesaler in the United States, has entered into a reseller agreement
with Instacart, creating a new professional services offering and
expanding the company’s digital capabilities.
The agreement allows SUPERVALU to offer the benefits of online shopping
and delivery services to more than 3,000 independent retail stores
supplied by SUPERVALU as well as other retailers across the U.S. in the
over 240 metro areas where Instacart operates. Instacart’s turn-key
solution provides same-day grocery delivery or in-store pickup services
to retailers through the use of personal shoppers who pick and deliver
orders to consumers in as little as one hour.
“Consumers today want the ability to shop for food and groceries anytime
and anywhere,” said Tom Kraus, vice president of digital at SUPERVALU.
“Instacart allows retailers to meet customers when and where they want
to buy with delivery in as little as one hour.”
The e-commerce platform provided by Instacart requires limited capital
investment and, when combined with SUPERVALU’s digital marketing
services, will provide SUPERVALU retailers with the capabilities to
service more customers, more often, without POS integrations or
additional labor costs. The Instacart and SUPERVALU agreement offers
significant benefits through contracted pricing, placement on
Instacart.com, and marketing expertise and support for retailers
offering e-commerce to consumers.
"Instacart's success is driven by offering communities a same-day
grocery delivery experience from the stores they love," said Nilam
Ganenthiran, Chief Business Officer at Instacart. "We are proud to offer
our services to SUPERVALU’s independent retail stores to give customers
a convenient, time-saving option to get the products they have come to
rely on from their beloved neighborhood brands."
SUPERVALU’s e-commerce services are grocer-focused, comprehensive
solutions that are designed to provide the tools retailers need to
increase sales, improve profitability, and implement a more efficient
process. From consulting to websites, mobile apps, and loyalty programs,
SUPERVALU’s e-commerce solutions bring a fresh perspective providing
retailers with tools and expertise to build digital marketing and
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 240 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. Visit www.instacart.com
for more information.
About SUPERVALU INC.
SUPERVALU INC. is one of the largest
grocery wholesalers and retailers in the U.S. with annual sales of
approximately $14 billion. SUPERVALU serves customers across the United
States through a network of 3,437 stores composed of 3,323 wholesale
primary stores operated by customers serviced by SUPERVALU’s food
distribution business and 114 traditional retail grocery stores in
continuing operations operated under three retail banners in three
geographic regions (store counts as of February 24, 2018). Headquartered
in Minnesota, SUPERVALU has approximately 23,000 employees (in
continuing operations). For more information about SUPERVALU visit www.supervalu.com.
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