Aiming to expand the products and services it offers to local businesses amid the pandemic, San Francisco-based DoorDash is teaming with with grocery stores across United States to introduce on-demand grocery delivery via the DoorDash app for the first time.
Now customers in the Bay Area, Los Angeles, Orange County, Sacramento, San Diego and the Central Coast can order from Smart & Final, while items from Meijer and Fresh Thyme are available to shoppers in Chicago, Cincinnati, Milwaukee, Detroit and Indianapolis. In the near future, DoorDash plans to add selection across the country with such grocers as Hy-Vee and Gristedes/D’Agostino, with the aim of providing more than 75 million Americans access to a grocery store through DoorDash.
“DoorDash provides another convenient way for customers to get the value, selection and quality that Smart & Final offers, especially at a time when some are looking to limit trips outside their homes,” noted Navin Cotton, director of digital commerce at Commerce, California-based Smart & Final. “DoorDash’s on-demand grocery service is a nice addition to our online shopping options, and with delivery in under an hour, we know Smart & Final customers are going to appreciate it.”
The launch follows several years of the DoorDash Drive offering, the company’s white-label fulfillment service that powers direct delivery for grocery chains like Walmart, Hy-Vee, ShopRite and Coborn’s, in addition to many regional and local grocery stores throughout the country.
“This latest announcement by DoorDash is another tool that allows our customers timely access to the fresh offerings that we provide at Hy-Vee,” said Tom Crocker, SVP, e-commerce at the West Des Moines, Iowa-based grocer. “In today’s ever-changing environment, customers want quality products delivered in an efficient manner straight to their homes. This new service helps us grow our grocery business while meeting the needs of our shoppers who are on the go.”