Quincy, Massachusetts-based Stop & Shop is partnering with Instacart, an online grocery platform, to launch Stop & Shop Express. The new program allows customers to shop for groceries, convenience items and other household essentials which will be delivered to them in as fast as 30 minutes.
Stop & Shop is the first grocery retailer in the Northeast to make this service available with Instacart.
Customers will be able to choose from more than 30,000 convenience items like prepared foods, snacks, beverages, paper goods, cleaners and baby products via Stop & Shop Express. It is available to shoppers across Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York and New Jersey.
To celebrate the launch, customers will receive $20 off their $30 order beginning Oct. 19 with the code Save20on30VC. (Offer expires Nov. 10.) Stop & Shop Express is available seven days a week and can be utilized as long as Stop & Shop stores are open, from 6 a.m. to midnight.
Stop & Shop Express carries a $10 minimum and a $2.99 delivery fee. Instacart Express members will receive Priority Delivery in at least 30 minutes for free.
Stop & Shop Express will join Instacart’s Convenience Hub, an Instacart Marketplace product feature that streamlines the convenience shopping experience 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.
“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 is part of Instacart’s growing convenience category that allows customers to receive an expedited delivery. Stop & Shop first partnered with Instacart in 2017 to offer customers 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 percent 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.”
The Stop & Shop Supermarket Co. LLC is an Ahold Delhaize USA Co. and employs 58,000 associates and operates more than 400 stores throughout Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York and New Jersey.