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November 19, 2015 07:00 ET

Total Wine & More Selects Instacart as Its Premier Same Day Delivery Partner

Service Will Kick Off in Miami and Be Expanded to Additional Cities in the Coming Months

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - November 19, 2015) - 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 Total Wine & More, America's largest independent retailer of fine wine, beer and spirits, has selected Instacart as its premier same day delivery partner. Beginning today, customers in the Miami Beach area within certain zip codes can order wine and spirits from the new Total Wine & More store in South Beach and have it delivered in as little as one hour. The two companies plan to expand the partnership to other cities Instacart serves in the coming months.

"We decided to launch with Instacart in our new Miami Beach store, knowing that delivery would need to be part of the experience in this very urban environment. The voice of the customer reaffirmed that on day one when we opened in early October," said John Jordan, SVP of Customer Experience at Total Wine & More. "Total Wine & More provides the best selection, service and price for alcoholic beverages, and now with Instacart, we are meeting the challenge of convenience with Instacart's same-day delivery service."

"We've had a huge volume of requests for wine and spirit options from customers across the country," said Andrew Nodes, Business Development Lead for Instacart. "Total Wine & More has a great reputation in this segment and its locations map nicely with the cities Instacart serves. We're excited to kick off this partnership in Miami." Instacart Shoppers who deliver alcohol go through additional training to ensure they follow all local regulations.

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. The vast majority of Instacart customers select two-hour delivery for a charge of just $3.99. One-hour delivery is also available, for $5.99. The minimum order size is just $10. 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. For other FAQs, visit https://www.instacart.com/faq.

About Total Wine & More

Total Wine & More is America's largest independent retailer of fine wine, beer and spirits with 128 superstores in 18 states. A four-time national retailer of the year award winner, the company's vast selection of products, combined with low everyday prices and expertly trained wine associates, provides a unique shopping experience for the customer. Since opening its first store in 1991, Total Wine & More has been committed to being the premier wine, beer and spirits retailer in every community that it serves. For more information about Total Wine & More please visit www.totalwine.com.

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 18 metropolitan areas in 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, Georgetown Market, 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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