Rite Aid is set to provide delivery to customers’ doorsteps nationwide via a partnership with Grubhub.
More than 2,000 Rite Aid locations in 16 states are now available on the Grubhub Marketplace for delivery.
Cold and flu season peaks between December and February, but there has already been a high and early uptick in respiratory infections this year. A recent Grubhub survey found that 47% of respondents are likely to avoid traveling to the drugstore when they are feeling sick, with 67% saying that they would turn to a delivery service for their over-the-counter medicine and wellness needs. Additionally, 39% of respondents said they plan to buy cold or flu medicine in the coming weeks. With this partnership, customers can order all of their health and wellness needs in one spot, from vitamins, pain relief and medicine, to hydration drinks and their favorite feel-good snacks, Grubhub said.
"We're excited to partner with Rite Aid to grow Grubhub's drugstore and convenience offerings, making it even easier for customers to get instant access to items that keep them healthy," said Ariella Kurshan, senior vice president of growth at Grubhub. "This partnership could not come at a better time as we head into the winter months when delivery becomes an even more important way for people to get what they need to stay nourished and cared for when they can't leave the house."
"Our partnership with Grubhub is another way that we are offering the convenience and access that our customers want and need to keep them and their families healthy and happy," said Dustin Humphreys, senior vice president of digital and e-commerce at Rite Aid. "We also look forward to expanding our reach to Grubhub's loyal customer base and becoming a go-to option for their everyday health and wellness needs."
Rite Aid is Grubhub's first national drugstore chain partner, and in addition to health and wellness products, customers can order their everyday essentials, from personal care products, beauty and household items, pre-packaged grocery items and more from the Grubhub Marketplace.
Rite Aid is available on Grubhub+, Grubhub's membership program where customers get access to unlimited $0 delivery fees on orders of $12 or more and exclusive Perks from restaurants on Grubhub.