Albertsons launches 30-minute grocery pickup and delivery with New Flash service

More than 2,000 store locations now offer speed and convenience on thousands of items at in-store prices.
Sandra Levy
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Albertsons announced the launch of its Flash grocery service, allowing customers to receive their DriveUp & Go and delivery orders in as little as 30 minutes.

Available now at more than 2,000 locations, including Albertsons, Safeway, Vons, Jewel-Osco, Shaw's, ACME and Tom Thumb banner stores, this service further expands the retailer’s digital leadership and commitment to providing customers fast, convenient grocery essentials without compromising on quality, the company said.

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“Shoppers today want fast pickup and delivery, and Albertsons is meeting this expectation with our new Flash service,” said Stephen Menaquale, senior vice president of eCommerce and fulfillment for Albertsons. "Whether you’re missing a key ingredient for tonight’s dinner, or need a healthy snack for your kid’s lunchbox, families can turn to Albertsons to quickly replenish their food and household staples.”

Flash pickup and delivery is available for customers at over 2,000 Albertsons' locations through its websites and mobile apps that mirror in-store pricing. Members of the company’s FreshPass program, an exclusive unlimited grocery delivery service with member-only perks, will receive complimentary Flash pickup service and a discounted Flash delivery fee of only $2 per order. All other customers can utilize Flash pickup for $3.95 per order, or Flash delivery for $11.95 per order.

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Shoppers can select up to 35 of their favorite items for Flash pickup or delivery. When choosing Flash delivery, the order will be delivered within a 30-to-50-minute window. When selecting Flash pickup, customers can pick up their groceries at their local store in 30 minutes or less, Albertsons said.