1 hour delivery of groceries and more from Whole Foods, Safeway, Costco, and more.
Grocery delivery service Instacart is surging forward with a war chest of hundreds of millions of dollars, aggressive expansion plans and new partnerships with stores like Sur La Table as it seeks to squeeze a profit from a notoriously tough business.
Tipping has been a contentious issue between Instacart and its delivery workers. Now, the company is testing a more prominent tipping interface.
On-demand grocery startup Instacart has completed a $400 million round at a reported valuation of $3.4 billion, confirming rumors that first emerged last week.
In four years, Apoorva Mehta has grown Instacart to more than 300 full-time employees and tens of thousands of part-time grocery shoppers.
Under pressure from shoppers complaining about losing the ability to receive tips last month as the company looked to smooth out the earnings curve, Instacart said it is re-introducing customer tipping.
Grocery delivery service Instacart is doubling its coverage of Orange County, the company said this morning, and will begin offering up its deliveries in a long list of zip codes in the county.
The deal represents a deepening of the relationship between the two companies.
Instacart COO Ravi Gupta will say that a bad day working in the on-demand economy can be plenty demoralizing even if offset by good well-paid days, and Instacart is going to be making some changes in order to even things out.
Instacart, the grocery-ordering app, is getting creative about picking, packing and delivering food on-demand.
Instacart is expanding its one-hour delivery grocery service across the Charlotte region.
Same-day delivery service Instacart has expanded to another state so even South Jersey residents can get their groceries delivered right to their door.
Any grocery shopping haters in Fort Lauderdale? Instacart, the fast-growing grocery delivery service now serving parts of Miami-Dade, is coming your way.
The newest addition to the roster is Instacart, the San Francisco-based firm that began delivering groceries to the Twin Cities last year from places like Target, Cub Foods, Costco and Whole Foods.
Publix announced Wednesday that it would begin its Instacart service in select areas of Miami beginning July 12. Instacart is an e-commerce and delivery service that allows customers to place their grocery orders online and have their items delivered right to their doorsteps.
Same-day grocery delivery is a notoriously difficult business, but Instacart believes it’s found a way to make money.
Instacart, an online retail delivery service that promises to deliver goods to users’ homes in as little as one hour, has launched in Durham and Orange County.
Instacart and its on-demand groceries have arrived in three more neighborhoods on Chicago’s South Side. The San Francisco-based company began operating in Bronzeville (60653), Back of the Yards (60609) and South Shore (60649) on Wednesday. Previously, the only South Side zip codes Instacart operated in were 60615 and 60637, in and around Hyde Park.
Grocery delivery service Instacart is now making door-to-door deliveries to hungry customers in Raleigh and Durham. The San Francisco-based company held a “soft launch” of its service last week and officially makes its local debut on Tuesday.
Last week, the company launched a pickup-only option at a Whole Foods in Bedford, New Hampshire, and it has been running similar programs in California grocer Andronico's Community Markets store in San Anselmo since April.
Instacart is expanding its online grocery delivery business in Austin once again, announcing Tuesday that Total Wine & More will be its newest partner.
They say that Instacart is now “unit economic profitable” in ten of its markets, which means that it makes money on average orders in areas like Chicago, San Francisco, Atlanta, Denver, Los Angeles, Seattle and Washington, D.C.
Same-day delivery service Instacart has partnered with a national Asian-American supermarket chain to deliver more ethnic products to its customers, and Philadelphia will be the first expansion city.
On Thursday, in a move that bodes well for Instacart’s strategy, Whole Foods and Instacart announced that they would continue their partnership, expanding the number of Whole Foods Market stores with dedicated Instacart shoppers by up to 50% nationwide by the end of 2016, including in its new "365" stores.
Grocery-delivery service Instacart has signed on with Giant Food for delivery in the Washington market, although the Giant deliveries by Instacart are limited only to the District.
Whole Foods and Instacart this morning confirmed the grocery chain’s extended, strategic relationship with same-day delivery service and announced plans to expand into several new markets over the course of the year.
The $10 billion national grocery store chain is making an investment in the four-year-old delivery startup, according to multiple sources. The size of the deal could not be learned, but sources say the deal is essentially done, barring an unforeseen last-minute change of heart.
Through a new partnership with grocery-delivery service Instacart, Binny's Beverage Depot is putting 12,000 items, including beers, wines, spirits and mixers, up for home delivery in much of Chicago.
Fareed Mosavat, Senior Growth PM at Instacart, discusses how he addresses challenges common challenges for data-driven product teams.
Today, Instacart is rolling out a new option that could help reduce the expense of using its service for price-conscious consumers: Instacart Deals. Essentially an online digital couponing platform, when customers add the discounted items to their basket, the virtual coupons are immediately applied.
Following the success collaboration with the fast growing retail delivery service Instacart in Minneapolis, the retail company Target Corporation is now expanding the service with Instacart in San Francisco.
Today, grocery delivery service Instacart is offering a different option that could see it competing with these home cooking services – it’s announcing an integration with top recipe site AllRecipes, which will allow users to click a button to fill their cart with all the necessary ingredients.
Instacart is growing up. To wit, the three-year-old, grocery delivery startup – which hit “unicorn” status late last year when it raised $220 million at a reported $2 billion valuation – has hired a CFO for the first time.
Instacart is not the only start-up bucking the prevailing “1099” or “gig economy” trend, wherein companies act as matchmakers between customers and scads of thinly compensated contractors.
Instacart says it is rolling out the option to become part-time employees to its shoppers in Boston and Chicago beginning today.
Instacart has added Smart & Final to the list of retailers it works with for its food delivery service.
On-demand grocery delivery startup Instacart has been rounding out its management team, as the company seeks to expand into new markets and find new customers. To support that mission, it’s brought on a new general counsel and VP of communications.
On Thursday, the $2 billion-valued Instacart announced changes to its online storefront. For the first time, its app and website will display the price difference, if any, on products sold both on Instacart and in the physical store where Instacart personal shoppers go to fulfill orders.
Instacart, a San Francisco-based company that provides grocery delivery services, has raised nearly $210 million in a new round of funding according to documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Tuesday.
Whole Foods this week credited grocery delivery service Instacart for a jump in sales, offering kudos to the startup as competition in the delivery space really heats up.
Whole Foods says Instacart digital shopping carts are 2.5 times the size of their brick-and-mortar counterparts.
Technology entrepreneurs have revolutionized the way people shop for clothing, find vacation rentals and flag down taxis. Now they're shaking up the world of eating. With partnerships like that between Whole Foods Market Inc. and San Francisco start-up Instacart to deliver groceries to shoppers' doorsteps, there is no longer a need to pour millions into warehouses, delivery trucks or inventory.
Groceries are a competitive business with paper-thin margins. Apoorva Mehta believes his startup, Instacart, can succeed where others have struggled or failed. All it takes, he says, is sophisticated math - and a platoon of personal shoppers.
Instacart announced today that it has launched Boulder's first one-hour grcoery delivery service. Beginning today, customers can order virtually any items carried in their neighborhood Costco, King Scoopers, and Whole Foods Market stores and have them delivered in as little as one hour.
Instacart announced that it will has launched Houston's first one-hour grocery delivery service, the 14th city in the company's planned expansion to 17 major U.S. cities by the end of the year. Starting today, Instacart customers in Houston can order groceries from both Whole Foods Market and H-E-B. Additional stores will be added in the coming weeks, and customers can combine items from multiple stores into one order.
Grocery delivery service Instacart launched today in the Rose City, giving customers a way to get groceries delivered form Whole Foods, Costco, and Uwajimaya in an hour. This is the 13th market for San Francisco-based Instacart, which plans on expanding to 17 cities by the end of the year.
Instacart, currently the most well funded and fastest growing startup in the emerging food space, holds the potential to be the most powerful consumer-facing food ecosystem in the market.
Instacart, a two-year-old grocery delivery company, announced a $44 million round of financing on Monday led by Andreessen Horowitz. Three venture capital firms that previously invested in the company, Sequoia Capital, Khosla Ventures and Canaan Partners, participated in the latest round.
On-demand grocery delivery startup Instacart wants to make its service available in every city in the United States. To make that happen, it’s raised $44 million in Series B funding led by Andreessen Horowitz. Along with the funding, a16z partner Jeff Jordan will be joining the company’s board.
Instacart expanded delivery service to Miami, its 16th city, covering most of the metro area. Customers can order from Whole Foods Market, Costco, Winn-Dixie and BJ'S Wholesale Club as well as Petco stores and have everything delivered by Instacart in as little as one hour.
The future of grocery delivery is arriving ahead of schedule. Instacart, the San Francisco startup that uses a distributed network of smartphone-equipped shoppers to provide home delivery from supermarkets in as little as an hour, has raised $44 million in new funding, bringing the total amount of capital it has raised to $55 million.
Instacart got started in San Francisco in 2012, offering one to two hour delivery from local grocery stores. It expanded to Chicago, Boston, Washington D.C. and now Philadelphia and hopes to be in 10 U.S. cities by the end of 2014.
Instacart exemplifies the lean strategy of today’s tech startups, which are cautious to avoid the excesses of the first dotcom crash. Working with such chains as Whole Foods and Costco, as well as local independent grocers like Berkeley Bowl, Instacart streams inventory lists from brick-and-mortar stores to its mobile app. The company recently expanded into Chicago and Boston.
On a mission to prove that consumers will pay to have bread and milk delivered to their front door, Instacart is expanding across the U.S. as it aims to right the wrongs of years of failed grocery delivery ventures.
Instacart and Yummly are partnering to enable those on the Yummly iOS app to pick out recipes and them delivered via Instacart within an hour.
The company is in the process of signing a lease for its local office, in Cambridge's Central Square. Instacart has already hired one person for its Boston operations, and plans to add two more. Initially, Instacart will offer groceries available at Shaw's and will eventually expand to offer items from Whole Foods, Costco and other stores.
Shoppers are camped out in store parking lots. Retailers are fighting to outdo one another to see who can open up the earliest. The Black Friday mayhem is officially under way, but at least one thing is a little different this year: more same-day delivery options.
At least once a week, someone evangelizes the glories of Costco to us. Bulk foods, good prices, fair labor practices; what's not to love? The one problem: we don't have a membership. Yeah, it's easy to get, but that one extra step is enough to throw us off. Luckily, Instacart has come to the rescue.
In a conversation at the GMIC mobile conference this week, Y Combinator co-founder Paul Graham gave the most recent stats on the seed stage incubator. Of the 511 companies that had passed through YC prior to its most recent Summer 2013 class, 306 had valuations tied to them. The total value of those companies is now $13.7 billion, up $2 billion since Graham’s last update on the number in June.
Instacart, the service that dispatches "personal shoppers" to collect groceries and deliver them to homes that same day, said Wednesday it has expanded to several more North Side neighborhoods and added Costco to its list of stores.
There is a new grocery shopping service that promises to make your life easier. Shoppers will go to multiple stores so you don't have to. However, 7 On Your Side wanted to know if it really delivered on its promise. With a few clicks of your mouse you can do all your online shopping in moments, but does it really work?
Today Instacart, a grocery delivery service, added an initial set of recipes to its service, helping customers purchase groups of items that combine into finished dishes
When same-day grocery-delivery startup Instacart raised its recent $8.5 million Series A round, it named Sequoia Capital’s Michael Moritz to its board.
Grocery delivery service Instacart added its first new major market, expanding to Chicago.
Instacart raised $2.3 million from Canaan Partners and Khosla Ventures to be the Amazon.com of grocery delivery.
Instacart is not the only startup attacking same-day delivery, considered a "holy grail" in technology, but it's one that certainly shows an enormous amount of promise.
Instacart is a mobile app that lets you buy groceries from your phone and have them delivered to your door within an hour.
Instacart, a current Y Combinator company that came out of stealth mode earlier this month, has been letting users in an invite-only beta buy groceries with quick delivery through its iPhone app for some time.
While Instacart eventually wants to be Amazon.com with one-hour delivery for anything and everything, the startup is currently focusing on groceries.
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