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June 21, 2016 07:00 ET

Instacart Launches One-Hour Grocery Service in Raleigh and Durham

One Month After Launching in Charlotte, Instacart Expands Into North Carolina's Second Largest Market

RALEIGH, NC--(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 into Raleigh and Durham, its second metro area in North Carolina and 23rd in the United States. As of today, Raleigh and Durham residents can order from their favorite retailers like Whole Foods Market, Food Lion, Costco (no membership required), Petco, BJ's Wholesale and Harris Teeter, and have their groceries delivered straight to their doorsteps in as little as one hour.

Instacart deliveries will also be available for residents who live on the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill and Duke University campuses.

"Customer adoption in Charlotte has been very strong, and bringing on-demand grocery delivery to the thriving communities of Raleigh and Durham is a natural extension," said Apoorva Mehta, Founder and CEO of Instacart. "Through our partnerships with national and local retailers, we help our customers save valuable time and money, providing the convenience of having their favorite foods and fresh produce delivered straight to their doorstep."

Raleigh and Durham mark the fifth market that Instacart and Whole Foods Market have entered together in 2016 and the 23rd overall. "Our partnership with Instacart has been extremely successful and we've heard time and again that our customers love this fast and convenient way to receive Whole Foods Market groceries right to their door," said Jeff Jenkins, Whole Foods Market's global executive coordinator of digital strategy. "We're excited to provide the Raleigh-Durham community with convenient access to fresh and healthy products wherever and whenever they want them, all with the same level of care and customer service that we strive to provide in stores."

"As part of our ongoing commitment to making grocery shopping easy, Food Lion is proud to partner with Instacart in the Raleigh and Durham market," said Keith Nicks, vice president of customer engagement at Food Lion. "Through Instacart's speedy delivery service, our customers can enjoy fresh, quality groceries at the affordable prices they expect from Food Lion, now at the convenience of their doorstep."

Instacart's initial delivery area in Raleigh and Durham include 17 zip codes: 27605, 27601, 27608, 27609, 27607, 27612, 27615, 27560, 27513, 27511, 27518, 27606, 27701, 27514, 27707, 27705, and 27510.

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 customer's' local, favorite stores and deliver straight to their doors. Founded in San Francisco in 2012, Instacart has quickly scaled to 23 metropolitan areas across the US 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, 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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