Supervalu and Instacart Team Up to Provide Turn-Key Delivery for 3,000 Independent Stores

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Supervalu and Instacart Team Up to Provide Turn-Key Delivery for 3,000 Independent Stores

06/25/2018
The agreement allows SUPERVALU to offer the benefits of online shopping and delivery services to more than 3,000 independent retail stores.

Supervalu, 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, provides 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 e-commerce channels.