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Whole Foods Market Latest Grocer to Offer Same-day Home Delivery

Whole Foods Market moves into the fast-growing same-day grocery-delivery space with the news that it is partnering with one-hour grocery delivery start-up Instacart to have products delivered to customers' homes in as little as one hour. Customers will soon also have the option to place orders via Instacart and pick up their order at a local Whole Foods store.

Whole Foods Market Latest Grocer to Offer Same-day Home Delivery

The two companies will pilot the in-store pickup option at select Austin and Boston stores in the next month. It’s expected that the service will be expanded into all 15 cities that Instacart currently serves: Atlanta; Austin; Boston; Boulder; Chicago; Denver; Houston; Los Angeles; New York City; Philadelphia; Portland, Oregon; San Francisco; San Jose; Seattle; and Washington, D.C.

Instacart and Whole Foods expect to expand on the service in the coming months to create more solutions for online grocery shopping, delivery and pickup.

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The two companies will pilot the in-store pickup option at select Austin and Boston stores in the next month. It’s expected that the service will be expanded into all 15 cities that Instacart currently serves: Atlanta; Austin; Boston; Boulder; Chicago; Denver; Houston; Los Angeles; New York City; Philadelphia; Portland, Oregon; San Francisco; San Jose; Seattle; and Washington, D.C.

Instacart and Whole Foods expect to expand on the service in the coming months to create more solutions for online grocery shopping, delivery and pickup.

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Whole Foods Market Latest Grocer to Offer Same-day Home Delivery