Publix expands delivery to prepared foods
Publix is following Wegmans’ footsteps by now offering to deliver ready-made food to consumers’ doorsteps.
According to Fox35 News, the company announced that it will now offer delivery of its famous Pub Subs through its partnership with Instacart. The Lakeland, Fla.,-based grocer is also saying that the first delivery is on them, or free.
The announcement comes shortly after Wegmans Food Markets has upped the ante on convenience.
The Rochester, N.Y.-based retailer has inked a deal with DoorDash to offer delivery of the grocer's prepared foods, including pizza, wings, subs, soups, salads and several other items. Wegmans said its Wegmans Meals 2GO is now available at five stores (four in Rochester and one in Virginia) and will roll out to more than 40 stores by the end of this year, with more to follow in 2020. The retailer has been testing the concept over the past year at a store in Pittsford, N.Y.