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October 15, 2015 08:00 ET

Wheatsville Food Co-Op Partners With Instacart for On-Demand Grocery Delivery

AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwired - October 15, 2015) - Instacart (, the fast-growing retail delivery service whose personal shoppers hand pick and deliver items from trusted local stores, announced today that Wheatsville Food Co-Op, a full service, natural foods cooperative grocery store, has selected Instacart as its partner for grocery delivery in Austin. Wheatsville Food Co-Op is the only retail food cooperative in Texas and has over 17,000 invested owners. Through this partnership customers can order their favorite natural food items from Wheatsville Food Co-Op's two store locations in Austin and have them delivered by Instacart in as little as one hour.

"Wheatsville works hard to be the friendliest store in town, and to us, Instacart's customer-friendly grocery delivery service seemed like a great fit," said Dan Gillotte, General Manager of Wheatsville Food Co-Op. "Shopping online has become a great way for our customers to save time but still enjoy all their favorite foods. From farmers market meat and veggies to our Bakehouse bread and super-popular Popcorn Tofu -- folks can have it all delivered right to their doorstep."

"Wheatsville Food Co-Op is a great partner for us because, like us, they are committed to terrific customer service and getting the freshest food delivered quickly to their customers," said Chad Shepler, Texas General Manager for Instacart. "We are excited to announce this partnership in Austin and make online ordering and one hour delivery possible for Wheatsville's customers for both store 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, and get free delivery on their first order of $10 or more. 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

About Wheatsville Food Co-Op

Wheatsville Food Co-op is a full service, natural foods cooperative grocery store, which has been serving the central Austin community since 1976. The cooperative works to create more: local, organic, sustainable food options, co-op economy and more happy people. Wheatsville stocks over 2,000 local items on their shelves and offer 100% organic, fair trade coffee bar, made-to-order sandwiches, a salad bar, pantry essentials and more. They are the only retail grocery cooperative in Texas and have over 17,000 invested owners. Owners participate democratically and financially in the co-op.

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 across 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

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