published on June 28, 2019 - 10:31 AM
Written by The Business Journal Staff

In time for Fourth of July parties, shoppers have fewer reasons to leave their homes.

That’s because grocery delivery service Instacart will expand its services to include groceries from Valley Save Mart and Food Maxx stores.

The retailers kicked off on Wednesday their partnership with the e-commerce company and their fleet of drivers, who shop for the items ordered at the stores and deliver them to customers.

“We are excited to expand our Instacart online shopping and home delivery services throughout the operating area of our Save Mart, FoodMaxx, Lucky and Lucky California stores,” Barbara Walker, chief marketing officer for the stores’ parent company, The Save Mart Companies, said in a press release. “Instacart’s service allows us an easy point of access to offer online the great values found in our stores, including high quality, locally grown produce, ready-to-eat meal solutions, meat and seafood.”

Online shoppers can get same-day delivery for orders of $35 or more for a delivery fee of $3.99. Instacart also offers memberships for $9.99 a month or $99 annually that waive the one-time delivery fees.

Instacart also announced the expansion of alcohol delivery from Sam’s Club stores.

But not all Valley customers will be able to order alcoholic beverages from the chain, as Sam’s Clubs are delivering liquor, beer and Member’s Mark brand spirits to only some parts of California, the city of Fresno among them.

“Instacart is proud to collaborate with Sam’s Club to provide wine, beer and spirits delivery for their valued members. By extending our marketplace categories, we’re making it even easier for customers to shop from Sam’s Club for all their needs — from groceries and household essentials to alcohol,” Andrew Nodes, vice president of retail for Instacart stated in the release.

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