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02/17/2022

Albertsons, DoorDash introduce express grocery delivery

Albertsons’ and DoorDash’s express delivery service offers consumers more than 6,000 items across an array of categories delivered in about 30 minutes, the companies said.

Obtaining essential grocery items from an Albertsons banner is now easier than ever.

Recently, the retailer shared that it would be working with DoorDash on its express grocery delivery offering.

The service, which offers shoppers fast and convenient ways to obtain their groceries in about 30 minutes, is launching in 20 major cities across the nation including Los Angeles, Denver and Seattle among others, the companies said. 

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Shoppers in eligible areas will be to access express grocery delivery from their local Albertsons banners, which include Safeway, Vons, Acme Markets, Jewel-Osco and Tom Thumb store.

“We know that speed, selection, and affordability remain paramount for consumers when it comes to getting everything in their neighborhood delivered on-demand, and that's why we’re proud to launch our new express grocery delivery service with Albertsons to bring their wide selection of groceries to consumers’ doorsteps in under 30 minutes,” Fuad Hannon, vice president of new verticals at DoorDash said. 

More than 6,000 items are to be available for express grocery delivery nationwide across an array of categories that range from such key grocery staples as fresh produce, dairy and eggs, as well as snacks, packaged foods and frozen foods.

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“Leveraging our extensive logistics network and Albertsons selection of groceries, we are creating a one-stop shop for consumers nationwide to access all the items they need, delivered to their doorstep right when they need it. DoorDash’s merchant-first approach guides how we build our products and services and today's launch of express grocery delivery furthers our commitment to helping Albertsons grow their delivery offerings to meet evolving customer needs,” Hannon said.

In addition, Albertsons’ local banner loyalty members will be able to link their accounts to the DoorDash app to earn loyalty points on their purchases, the companies said.

“By partnering with DoorDash, Albertsons is able to offer even faster delivery to go alongside the quality products and great value we provide our customers,” Stephen Menaquale, senior vice president of ecommerce at Albertsons said. “We’re proud of what we’ve built with DoorDash in order to guarantee the perfect mix of convenience, quality and the prices our customers appreciate.”

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Albertsons’ banners also are available on DashPass, DoorDash’s membership program that offers $0 delivery fees and reduces service feeds from restaurants, grocery, convenience and retail stores nationwide.

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