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October 27, 2016 12:00 ET

Instacart Launches One-Hour Grocery Delivery Service in Phoenix

Instacart Expands Service to Arizona for the First Time

PHOENIX, AZ--(Marketwired - October 27, 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 it has expanded into Phoenix, its first market in Arizona. As of today, Phoenix residents can order from their favorite retailers like Costco, Smart and Final and Petco, and have their groceries delivered straight to their doorsteps in as little as one hour. We've received an overwhelming volume of requests for expansion into this region and are excited to extend our service to 22 zip codes in Phoenix.

The holidays are coming and Phoenix residents have more than ever to plan for on even less time than usual -- especially if you're a pet owner! With retailers like Petco on the Instacart marketplace, users can get all of the pet supplies they need prior to heading out for the holidays; and if you're planning on staying home for the season, we have your grocery needs covered. You can even get a Halloween costume for your furry friend through the Instacart marketplace. Instacart's entrance to Phoenix will give residents the peace of mind that time-consuming grocery and pet-supply shopping can now be completed in a matter of minutes.

"Over the past year we've seen incredible growth throughout cities in the West," said Sean Twersky, Instacart General Manager. "We strive to provide the freshest, highest quality groceries to our customers and we're very excited to expand to Phoenix and give thousands of new customers the opportunity to experience Instacart's incredible service."

Instacart's initial delivery area in Phoenix includes the following 22 zip codes: 85253, 85250, 85014, 85016, 85018, 85251, 85006, 85008, 85257, 85034, 85281, 85040, 85282, 85201, 85202, 85210, 85283, 85284, 85224, 85042, 85044 and 85226 (partial).

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 up to seven days in advance) 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 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 28 metropolitan areas across the US and partnered with dozens of grocery retailers, including popular national chains (Whole Foods Market, Publix, Costco, Petco) as well as local, regional grocers (Marsh Supermarkets, 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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