NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. – March 30, 2016 – Whole Foods Market and Instacart have expanded their partnership, launching this week in Orange County, building on the 17 existing metros where consumers use Instacart’s delivery service to order from Whole Foods Market stores. Using Instacart, Orange County residents can now purchase and have their groceries delivered in as little as one hour from Whole Foods Market’s Newport Beach and Tustin locations.
Whole Foods Market offers delivery via Instacart at prices that are the same as those shoppers find in-stores.
“We’ve seen how much our customers love this fast and convenient way to receive their groceries right to their door, so we are thrilled to offer this service to our Orange County community,” said Patrick Bradley, president of Whole Foods Market’s Southern Pacific Region. “Instacart has given us a way to provide customers with the highest-quality, fresh and healthy groceries, even when they can’t make it into our stores.”
“Instacart and Whole Foods Market are committed to providing our customers with the easiest and most seamless grocery shopping experience possible. We’re excited to start with these two new stores in Orange County and look forward to continuing to innovate with Whole Foods Market in the services that we can bring to customers,” said Apoorva Mehta, founder and CEO of Instacart.
By ordering at Instacart.com or via the Instacart mobile app, Whole Foods Market customers add items to a virtual cart, choose a delivery window (within one hour, within two hours, or at a scheduled time), check out, and receive their orders from Instacart personal shoppers. Additionally, with the Instacart Deals platform, Whole Foods Market shoppers can take advantage of special deals and discounts on their favorite products. Virtual coupons from Instacart Deals are immediately applied, and customers see their savings at checkout. Customers with the Whole Foods Market iOS app can browse thousands of recipes, create shopping lists, and then conveniently order the ingredients from the Instacart app. The seamless integration offers recipe inspiration, preparation and purchase in one simple, user-friendly experience.