SOURCE: Instacart


August 05, 2015 09:00 ET

Instacart Now Delivering Groceries From Chicago's Local Favorite Pete's Fresh Market

Family-Owned and Operated Business Partners With Instacart to Expand Its Reach Within the City and Meet New Customer Demands for Delivery

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - Aug 5, 2015) - Instacart (, the fast-growing grocery delivery service whose personal shoppers hand pick and deliver items from trusted local stores, announced today that the local family owned and operated business Pete's Fresh Market has selected Instacart as its exclusive delivery partner. Starting today, Instacart customers in Chicago and Oakbrook Terrace can order their favorite items from Pete's Fresh Market and have them delivered in as little as one hour. Prices for Pete's Fresh Market items on Instacart are the same as in store.

"Pete's Fresh Market has always focused on providing the highest quality, value, and service to its customers. We are continually evolving to meet their needs, and we listened to their requests for online order and delivery options. Instacart was naturally our partner of choice for grocery delivery, since they have mastered the fundamentals of convenience, speed, and efficiency," said Vanessa Dremonas, family owner and executive officer, Pete's Fresh Market.

"Pete's Fresh Market is a unique family-owned business with a commitment to offering a wide selection of fresh produce, healthy choices, international foods and organics as well as an impressive deli and bakery," said Nilam Ganenthiran, Vice President of Business Development & Strategy for Instacart. "We are excited to bring another popular Chicago retailer on board."

Customers located throughout Instacart's Chicago and Oakbrook Terrace delivery areas will be able to order from Pete's Fresh Market. The Oakbrook Terrace store will also serve parts of the following suburbs: Clarendon Hills, Downers Grove, Elmhurst, Hinsdale, Oak Brook, Villa Park and Westmont. Instacart plans to potentially extend its delivery coverage for Pete's Fresh Market to other suburbs in the coming months.

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 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 Pete's Fresh Market
Pete's Fresh Market is a family owned and operated business that believes in giving you the best quality products for the best value. Pete's got its start in the early 1970s as a small, full-service produce stand on the south side of Chicago and has not strayed far from those humble beginnings. Although produce is still very much the heart and soul of the company, Pete's Fresh Market also boasts a full service kitchen, bakery, café, deli, and butcher shop with dedicated and artistic staff. Finally, beyond the basic pantry essentials, Pete's also stocks top quality groceries and imports, including a wide array of international, gluten free, and organic products. To learn more, visit or Facebook.

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, Zabar's). 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

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