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April 19, 2016 11:00 ET

Instacart Launches H Mart Delivery in Los Angeles

H Mart Is 6th on Supermarket News' List of Top 50 Small Chain and Independent Grocers; Instacart Prices Will Match H Mart In-Store Prices

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - April 19, 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 that Asian-inspired grocery chain H Mart is expanding its partnership with Instacart to Los Angeles. As of today, customers in downtown Los Angeles can order authentic Asian products from H Mart on the Instacart platform, and have them delivered straight to their doorsteps in as little as one hour.

H Mart began in 1982 in Queens, New York. "We've always wanted our H Mart stores to make our customers feel good about shopping there," said Sam Kim Director of Marketing and Management Planning at H Mart. "Our partnership with Instacart allows us to extend the in-store shopping experience straight to our customers' doorsteps."

The Instacart H Mart partnership piloted in Boston in June 2015. Of late, the partnership has expanded to Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. Instacart H Mart delivery will soon be available in select zip codes throughout Atlanta, the Chicago suburbs, and Houston.

"It's crucial that we continue to diversify our platform -- whether that means including conventional grocery items, organic foods, or ethnic food," said Andrew Nodes at Instacart. "H Mart has been a great partner in other markets, and we're excited to broaden the selection of retailers on our marketplace for Los Angeles customers."

Initial delivery locations throughout downtown LA include: 90036, 90019, 90004, 90020, 90005 (Hollywood Zone), 90057, 90006 (Downtown LA Zone).

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 H-Mart:

H-Mart is an Asian-American supermarket chain that has been in business for over 30 years, specializing in Asian and Western groceries, fresh/frozen meats, seafood and produce. Since the first H-Mart was opened in Woodside, NY in 1982, H-Mart has expanded its market continuously, so H-Mart has opened 52 stores across the nation. H-Mart has the cost-efficient procurement system that enables the company to provide all the fresh and frozen meats and groceries for retail sale. The high level of purchasing power allows H-Mart to offer various items to customers at substantially lower prices. Also, H-Mart offers a full line of Asian groceries as well as a broad range of Western groceries. H-Mart provides customers with competitive prices for high quality products, and we continuously upgrade our operations to attract more diverse ethnic groups. The Number One Asian-American Supermarket in America!

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 19 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). 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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