SAN DIEGO (July 26, 2016) – Whole Foods Market and Instacart have expanded their partnership, launching this week in San Diego, building on the 24 existing metros where consumers use Instacart’s delivery service to order from Whole Foods Market stores. Using Instacart, San Diego residents can now purchase and have their groceries delivered in as little as one hour from Whole Foods Market’s Hillcrest location.
Instacart's initial delivery area in San Diego includes the following zip codes: 92101, 92102, 92103, 92104, 92105, 92108, 92110, 92115, and 92116. It will serve residents in the Marina, East Village, Little Italy, Old Town, Mission Valley, Mission Hills, North Park, South Park, Kensington, College East and College West neighborhoods.
Whole Foods Market offers delivery via Instacart at prices that are the same as shoppers find in stores.
“We’ve seen how much our customers in Los Angeles and Orange County love this fast and convenient way to receive their groceries right to their door, so we are thrilled to offer this service to our San Diego 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 in San Diego 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 delivery.wholefoodsmarket.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.