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October 13, 2015 10:00 ET

Instacart Adds Delivery From Sigona's Farmers Markets on the Peninsula

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - October 13, 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 is now delivering from local favorite Sigona's Farmers Markets (www.sigonas.com) on the Peninsula.

Sigona's, a family-owned, open-air market is a must-shop for chefs and home cooks alike. It's well-known for sourcing best-of-the-season produce, including heirlooms and other varieties that are hard to find elsewhere. Sigona's takes pride in its other offerings as well: a wide assortment of fancy-grade dried fruit and nuts, an outstanding collection of artisanal cheeses, as well as its own signature-brand fresh-press olive oil and specialty grocery items.

With Instacart, Sigona's customers in Hillsdale, San Mateo, Woodside, Redwood City, Foster City, Atherton, Emerald Hills, Menlo Park, Palo Alto, and East Palo Alto can order any items from Sigona's and have everything delivered by Instacart in as quickly as one hour. Instacart pricing will match Sigona's in-store pricing.

In the Peninsula and South Bay Area, Instacart also delivers from Whole Foods Market, Costco (no membership required), Safeway, Bianchini's Market, Smart & Final, Mollie Stone's, Andronico's, Fresh & Easy, and Petco.

The Sigona family likes the idea of being able to offer the convenience of home delivery to customers. "We already source so much of our produce from local family farms; working with Instacart takes 'local' a step further," said Carmelo Sigona. "Bringing the freshest fruits and vegetables from our farms to our families' tables -- what could be better than that!"

Nilam Ganenthiran, Vice President of Business Development & Strategy for Instacart, said that fresh, local produce is extremely popular among Instacart customers. "Sigona's Farmers Markets fit the bill perfectly," said Ganenthiran. "It's a great addition to our retail partner mix in the South Bay."

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, and get free delivery on their first order of $10 or more. The vast majority of Instacart customers select two-hour delivery for a charge of just $3.99. One-hour delivery is also available, for $5.99. The minimum order size is just $10. 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. For other FAQs, visit https://www.instacart.com/faq.

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 18 metropolitan areas across the U.S. and partnered with dozens of grocery retailers, including popular national chains (Whole Foods Market, Costco, Petco) as well as local, regional grocers (Marsh Supermarkets, Georgetown Market, 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.

Contact Information

  • For information, contact:
    Michelle G. Faulkner
    Big Swing Communications
    Email contact+1 617-510-6998