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March 15, 2016 07:00 ET

Instacart Launches Giant Food Delivery Service in Washington, D.C.

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - March 15, 2016) - Instacart (www.Instacart.com), the fast-growing retail delivery service whose personal shoppers hand pick and deliver items from trusted local stores, today announced a partnership with Giant Food for Washington, D.C. residents. Beginning today, Giant customers throughout Washington, D.C. -- many of whom requested the grocer be added to the platform -- can now order their favorite items and have them delivered straight to their doorsteps by Instacart in as little as an hour.

"We are excited to partner with Instacart and expand our convenient delivery options for Washington D.C. customers," said Gordon Reid, President, Giant Food of Landover, Md. "Our goal is to help our customers save money, save time and eat well and this unique pilot gives our customers the ability to shop where, when, and how they want, using Instacart in addition to our convenient Giant store locations and Peapod delivery and pick-up services."

"We're thrilled to partner with Giant to give our Washington, D.C. customers a new delivery option," said Vishwa Chandra, Instacart's VP of Business Development and Strategy. "As we continue to expand in this market, our customers only benefit from expanded options with brands they love and trust."

Giant delivery by Instacart is available to all zip codes throughout Washington, D.C. from Giant's participating O St. Market and Cathedral Commons 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. In January 2015, Forbes named Instacart "America's Most Promising Company."

Fun Facts: Instacart has been serving the D.C. area since 2014. Washington, D.C. is one of Instacart's largest markets. The top-purchased consumer packaged good (CPG) brands on Instacart in the D.C. area include Applegate®, Amy's®, Stonyfield®, and La Croix®.

Instacart will continue to expand in the D.C. market and will soon have more local retailers on the platform.

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/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 open an account at www.Instacart.com. For other FAQs, visit https://www.instacart.com/faq.

About Giant Food:

Giant Food LLC is committed to helping its customers save time, save money and eat well. Headquartered in Landover, Md., Giant Food LLC operates 169 supermarkets in Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, and the District of Columbia, and employs approximately 20,000 associates. Included within the 169 stores are 159 full-service pharmacies. Giant opened the first supermarket in the nation's capital on February 6, 1936. Giving back to the community is a cornerstone that was instilled by the founders 80 years ago. The company's core areas of giving include hunger, education, health and wellness, and supporting service members and military families. In 2014, Giant's monetary and in-kind contributions exceeded $14.9 million, and the nation's capital grocer helped hunger relief partners provide more than 88 million meals. For more information on Giant, visit www.giantfood.com. Peapod, Inc. -- an Ahold USA company -- was founded 1989 as a smart shopping option for busy households. Peapod has delivered more than 35 million grocery orders and offers more than 50 convenient pick-up locations across Washington, D.C., Maryland, Virginia, and Delaware. To learn more about Peapod, visit www.Peapod.com or the brand's social media channels.

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, Bi-Rite, Cub Foods and, now, Giant 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.

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