SAN FRANCISCO, June 29, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Schnucks, the third-generation, family-owned grocery/pharmacy retailer, and Instacart (www.Instacart.com), the technology-driven, nationwide on-demand grocery delivery service, announced today an expansion of their partnership to bring same-day grocery delivery from the majority of Schnucks stores throughout the Midwest.
On July 13, Schnucks customers in Missouri (Cape Girardeau, Columbia and Jefferson City) and Illinois (Carbondale, Champaign, Bloomington, Normal, Pekin, Peoria, Savoy, Springfield, Urbana) can visit schnucksdelivers.com to fill their virtual carts with all their favorite items -- from produce and meat to everyday essentials -- and have them delivered straight to their doorstep by Instacart, in as little as an hour.
"Schnucks is committed to giving our customers premier products and the best shopping experience," said Andrew Nadin, Chief Marketing Officer, Schnuck Markets. "Partnering with Instacart to offer Schnucks Delivers online grocery shopping and same-day delivery will allow us to further nourish our communities and provide shoppers the kind of options they expect in order to manage their busy lifestyles."
To celebrate the partnership expansion, Instacart is offering Schnucks customers a free one year subscription to Instacart Express (offer expires 8/13), which enables unlimited free grocery delivery on orders over $35.
Schnucks and Instacart first joined forces to bring same-day grocery delivery to customers in February 2017 with the launch of Schnucks Delivers Powered by Instacart. Since launching in St. Louis, MO, Rockford, IL, and Evansville, IN, customers have embraced the service.
Based on strong initial results -- including the most successful launch in Instacart's history in St. Louis, MO -- Schnucks and Instacart are doubling down on the partnership to bring the winning combination of high-quality products from Schnucks stores and the convenience of same-day delivery to more customers across Missouri and Illinois.
"Instacart's expansion across the Heartland of America, to meet the goal of serving 80% of American households by 2018, is driven by partnerships with the nation's best retailers like Schnucks," said Nilam Ganenthiran, Instacart's Chief Business Officer. "We are thrilled to bring same-day delivery to more Schnucks customers across the Midwest."
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 70 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.
Founded in St. Louis in 1939, Schnuck Markets, Inc. is a third-generation, family-owned grocery/pharmacy retailer committed to nourishing people's lives. The company takes pride in its community partnerships and gives more than $13 million dollars annually in food to food pantries and more than $1.7 million to not-for-profit organizations through the company's My Schnucks Card program. Schnucks currently operates 100 stores in Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin and Iowa. Privately held, Schnucks employs 14,000 teammates and is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri. Follow Schnucks on Facebook at www.facebook.com/schnucks.