SOURCE: Instacart

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June 21, 2016 09:00 ET

Instacart Expands Partnership With Key Food, Partnering With Food Emporium in Manhattan

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - June 21, 2016) - Instacart (www.Instacart.com), the fast-growing retail delivery service whose personal shoppers hand-pick and deliver items from trusted local stores, announced today an expansion of its partnership with Key Food to include The Food Emporium for Manhattan residents. Beginning today, The Food Emporium customers throughout Manhattan can order their favorite items and have them delivered straight to their doorsteps by Instacart in as little as an hour.

Instacart and Key Food have been partners since April 2015, serving customers throughout the tri-state area with both curbside pickup and delivery. "The Key Food community has grown tremendously on Instacart," said Andrew Nodes Head of Retail Accounts at Instacart. "We're pleased to expand our offerings to Manhattan customers by partnering with Food Emporium. In the city that never sleeps, customers expect groceries to be delivered to their door wherever and whenever they want them, and we're proud to fulfill that expectation."

"We promise to make our customers' grocery shopping experiences welcoming, enjoyable, and productive," said Michele Gissi (Interactive Marketing and PR Manager) at Key Food. "We are also always looking for ways to increase convenience and improve our customers' lives." "We're proud to partner with Instacart for ecommerce because they champion the customer experience in the same way we do."

Initial Food Emporium delivery includes zip codes throughout Manhattan: 10017, 10019, 10020, 10021, 10022, 10023, 10024, 10025, 10026, 10027, 10028, 10029, 10031, 10035, 10036, 10065, 10069, 10075, 10106, 10128, 10154, 10155, 10162, 10169, 10171, 10001, 10003, 10010, 10011, 10014, 10016, 10018

How Instacart works: Customers go online to www.Instacart.com or open the Instacart mobile app on their iPhone or Android device, select their city and store, add items to a virtual cart, and then choose a delivery window (within one hour, within two hours, or some scheduled time in the future) and check out. An Instacart Personal Shopper accepts the order on his/her smartphone, uses the Instacart Shopper app to guide them through shopping, and then delivers the order to the customer in the designated delivery timeframe.

New customers can sign up at www.Instacart.com. 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 21 metropolitan areas across the U.S. and partnered with dozens of retailers, including popular national chains (Whole Foods Market, Costco, Petco) as well as local, regional grocers (Marsh Supermarkets, Bi-Rite, Cub Foods). 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.

About Key Food

Key Food Stores Co-Operative, Inc. Founded in Brooklyn in 1937, Key Food Stores Co-Operative Inc. includes over 215 primarily member-owned and corporate grocery stores with $2.3 billion in annual sales. In addition to Key Food, these stores operate under the Food Universe, Key Food Marketplace, Key Fresh & Natural, Food Dynasty, The Food Emporium, Urban Market, SuperFresh, and various other banners in all five boroughs, Long Island, upstate New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania. Please visit www.keyfood.com for more information.

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