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September 01, 2015 07:00 ET

H-E-B Partners With Instacart for Grocery Delivery Service

Instacart Expands Delivery Service to Katy and Woodlands Area

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Sep 1, 2015) -  Instacart (www.Instacart.com), the fast-growing grocery delivery service whose personal shoppers hand pick and deliver items from trusted local stores, announced today that it has partnered with H-E-B (www.heb.com), one of the largest independent food retailers in the nation. Instacart customers in the Austin and Houston areas will now have access to a broader assortment of H-E-B items, all delivered in as soon as one hour.

"Don't have time to come to H-E-B? No problem. We'll bring H-E-B to you with Instacart," said Scott McClelland, President of H-E-B Houston Division. "Instacart's ability to deliver on-demand clearly matches our focus of making our customers' lives better. We are excited to offer a larger assortment of H-E-B items to customers in Austin and Houston."

"H-E-B epitomizes the kind of customer focused retailer that Instacart loves to partner with, so that we can give our Texas customers access to a Texas favorite grocer," said Nilam Ganenthiran, Vice President of Business Development & Strategy for Instacart. "We're looking forward to continuing our work with H-E-B."

Instacart also announced today that it has expanded its Houston delivery area into the Katy and Woodlands areas. Houston area customers will have access to Whole Foods Market, Costco (no membership required), Petco, and H-E-B. For maps of Instacart delivery areas across the U.S. including Houston, visit https://www.instacart.com/locations.

Originally launched in San Francisco, and since expanded into many other cities, Instacart has fundamentally changed the traditional grocery delivery space by connecting customers with personal shoppers who shop for and deliver grocery orders in as little as one hour. This eliminates the need for costly infrastructure such as inventory, warehouses and trucks. In January 2015, Forbes named Instacart "America's Most Promising Company."

New customers can open an account at www.Instacart.com/heb, and get free delivery and $10 off their first order using promo code HEBLOVE through September 30, 2015. Instacart also offers Instacart Express -- an annual membership that eliminates delivery fees for all orders of $35 or more. The cost is just $99 per year. 

About H-E-B
H-E-B, with sales of more than $22 billion, operates more than 360 stores in Texas and Mexico. Known for its innovation and community service, H-E-B is celebrating its 110th anniversary in 2015. Recognized for its fresh food, quality products, convenient services, and a commitment to environmental responsibility and sustainability, H-E-B strives to provide the best customer experience at everyday low prices. Based in San Antonio, H-E-B employs more than 85,000 Partners and serves millions of customers in more than 150 communities. For more information, visit heb.com.

About Instacart
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 17 cities across the US and partnered with dozens of grocery retailers, including popular national chains (Whole Foods Market, Costco, Petco) as well as local, regional grocers (Zabar's, Bi-Rite, Plum Market). 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.

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