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August 11, 2015 10:00 ET

Instacart Now Delivering From Andronico's Community Markets in San Francisco

Service Initially Available in San Francisco, East Bay and South Bay; Other Areas Will Be Added Soon

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Aug 11, 2015) - Instacart (www.Instacart.com), the fast-growing grocery delivery service whose personal shoppers hand pick and deliver items from trusted local stores, announced today that San Francisco's own Andronico's Community Markets has selected Instacart as its exclusive delivery partner. Customers in San Francisco, the East Bay and South Bay can now order virtually anything carried in their local Andronico's -- at the same prices they'll find in store -- and have it delivered by Instacart in as little as one hour.

Andronico's, founded in 1929 and a favorite of Bay Area chefs, is known for its fresh, healthy, local foods. They feature traditional grocery items alongside specialty and sustainably produced -- or raised -- items. The company recently hired a strong proponent of technology and innovation in CEO Suzy Monford.

"Smart, relevant retailing today means marrying the best traditional merchant marketing with tailored technology for every occasion," said Monford. "As the leading community market in the SFO Bay Area, we're proud to offer this new service to our Customers."

Nilam Ganenthiran, Vice President of Business Development & Strategy for Instacart, noted that Andronico's reputation for being laser focused on delighting customers is a perfect fit for Instacart. "Andronico's customer service philosophies dovetailed nicely with Instacart's," said Ganenthiran, "and their newly expanded offerings, particularly in the deli and prepared foods, make them a great, convenient option for healthy eating. It's a great addition for Instacart customers."

Andronico's delivery will initially be available in parts of San Francisco, the East Bay and South Bay, and will be rapidly expanded in the coming months. For a map of Instacart's delivery areas, visit https://www.instacart.com/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. This eliminates the need for costly infrastructure such as inventory, warehouses and trucks. In January 2015, Forbes named Instacart "America's Most Promising Company."

New customers can open an account at www.Instacart.com, and get free delivery on their first order of $10 or more. Instacart also offers Instacart Express -- an annual membership that eliminates delivery fees for all orders of $35 or more. The cost is just $99 per year. 

About Andronico's
Born in Berkeley in 1929, Andronico's is the eclectic, upbeat neighborhood hub for feeding a healthy lifestyle. It's all here: the freshest local everything, natural groceries, specialties, and inspired "made-from-scratch" meals and treats along with the everyday products that everybody likes. Our friendly, down-to-earth team of experts is happy to help you find what you want, or discover something new. We make good eating fun and easy. 

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 16 cities 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 (Fairway Market, 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.

Contact Information

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    Kerry Metzdorf
    Big Swing Communications
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