Stop & Shop adds express delivery service

East coast grocery chain Stop & Shop has partnered with Instacart to provide a speedy new service that delivers in 30-minutes or less.
Zachary Russell
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Northeastern grocery chain Stop & Shop is partnering with a major delivery service to better serve its customers. The store is partnering with Instacart to launch Stop & Shop Express, which will deliver branded and private label grocery, household and convenience items to customers in as fast as 30 minutes.

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The Instacart service will allow shoppers to choose from over 30,000 items, available for delivery across Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York and New Jersey. The move comes after Instacart acquired a platform that allows for ordering-ahead of prepared foods.

“With Stop & Shop Express, not only will we continue to be there for our customers with our great selection of grocery items, but we can be there for them in as fast as 30 minutes,” said Gordon Reid, president of Stop & Shop. “Our customers’ lives are busier than ever, and this service will help make things easier for them.”

Stop & Shop Express will join Instacart’s Convenience Hub, an Instacart Marketplace product feature that makes the convenience shopping experience easier for customers. Convenience delivery allows customers to access the essentials they need in as fast as 30 minutes, when they need just a few items quickly, supplementing their weekly grocery shop.

To celebrate the launch of Stop & Shop Express, customers will receive $20 off their $30 or more order beginning Tuesday, Oct. 19 with the code Save20on30VC. Stop & Shop Express is available seven days a week and can be utilized as long as Stop & Shop stores are open, as early as 6 A.M.. and as late as 12 A.M.. Stop & Shop Express carries a $10 minimum and a $2.99 delivery fee, but Instacart Express members will receive Priority Delivery in as fast as 30 minutes for free.

Stop & Shop first partnered with Instacart in 2017 to provide same-day delivery. In July 2020, the grocer expanded its availability on Instacart to 321 locations, making same-day, contactless delivery accessible from more than 75% of its stores.

“We’re proud to expand our long-standing partnership with Stop & Shop to provide customers with an unmatched convenience delivery offering,” said Chris Rogers, VP of retail at Instacart. “From a last minute baking or dinner ingredient to toothpaste and paper goods, we’re thrilled to give customers an easier and faster way to access their convenience shopping needs. As part of our deepened partnership, we’re excited to introduce Stop & Shop Express and continue to provide an online grocery experience that is effortless, accessible and affordable for customers.”