Instacart Expands Grocery Delivery Service in Chicago Suburbs

Grocery delivery service Instacart has added suburban Chicago grocery store partner Standard Market and expanded its delivery area in the western suburbs to Naperville and additional communities including Oak Brook, Westmont, Hinsdale, Clarendon Hills and Downers Grove.

Instacart customers in those towns can order virtually any item carried in their neighborhood Whole Foods Market, Costco and Standard Market stores and have them delivered to their doorstep in as little as one hour (no Costco membership is required). Additional retailers are expected to be added in the coming weeks.

“We’re thrilled to be able to expand our delivery service to Naperville and more western suburbs to deliver from Standard Market in addition to Whole Foods Market and Costco, longtime Instacart partners,” said Dave Osborne, general manager of Instacart’s Chicago market. “Standard Market is well-known by locals for its gourmet items and freshly picked produce, as well as an amazing bakery, deli, and craft coffee bar. With its commitment to fresh food and terrific customer service, Standard Market was a natural grocery store partner for us.”

Chicago was Instacart’s second market and is now available to more than 6 million Chicago area residents.

“Quite simply, we love to eat, and we want to share that love with you,” said Ken Tsang, director of technology and marketing at Standard Market. “That's why we work hard to make and source the best tasting foods at Standard Market. We're excited to share our creations and discoveries with Instacart customers and allow you to 'make every meal special' from the convenience of your home.”

Petco expands Instacart partnership

Additionally, after a successful pilot in Boston and San Francisco, pet supplies retailer Petco is expanding its partnership with Instacart. Customers in 14 metro areas served by the service can order from Petco stores and have everything delivered in as little as one hour. (New York City is not included in this launch, but will follow this summer).

Instacart currently serves 15 metro areas: Atlanta; Austin, Texas; Boulder, Colo.; Boston; Chicago; Denver; Houston; Los Angeles; New York City; Philadelphia; Portland, Ore.; San Francisco; San Jose, Calif.; Seattle; and Washington, D.C. The company plans to add several more cities before the end of 2015.

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