Costco Launches Same Day Grocery Delivery Across Canada

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TORONTO – Costco has launched same-day online grocery delivery to 76 of its warehouses across Canada through a new partnership with Instacart. Costco and Instacart – an app that allows users to select a grocery store and choose the items they’d like to deliver – announced the partnership Thursday following a successful two-month pilot at select warehouses across Ontario.

According to a press release, Instacart will deliver Costco’s bulk selection of groceries, pantry basics and household essentials to the customer’s doorstep in as little as two hours after ordering online .

“Grocery delivery has become essential for millions of people, and we’re proud to make Costco same day delivery accessible to even more Canadians. Now, thanks to the Instacart Marketplace and Costco’s new member website, families across Canada can get the groceries and products they need, delivered to their doorsteps in hours, ”said Andrew Nodes. , Instacart’s vice president of retail in the statement.

Same day delivery is available to all buyers with or without a Costco subscription through the Instacart app. An Instacart buyer will pick and deliver the order within the time frame specified by the customer, the statement said.

“With Instacart, we can offer even more benefits of a Costco membership to our valued members,” said Pierre Riel, senior vice president and national director of Costco Canada in the release. “Instacart delivery will help us serve more families than ever before and we see this new offering as a great addition to our 2-day grocery delivery service launched in 2018.”

The companies also launched a new Costco Canada member-only website offering exclusive member benefits and access to the same-day delivery option through Instacart.

Delivery is available for the majority of Costco’s grocery products, including fresh produce, meat and seafood, snacks, deli meats, frozen foods, baby and pet products.

“We want to help retailers reach their customers when, where and how they want to shop. With this launch, we are expanding Costco’s reach in Canada and enabling Costco members and non-members alike to access same day delivery of Costco’s wide selection of groceries and products, ”Nodes said. .

Instacart said its new partnership with Costco Canada follows a successful collaboration with Costco in the United States. Costco first partnered with Instacart in February 2016 and now offers same-day grocery delivery to all of its 548 U.S. clubs.

The grocery delivery service is available to more than 85 percent of US households and 70 percent of Canadian households.

Instacart has partnered with more than 400 national, regional and local retailers to provide grocery delivery and pick-up services to more than 30,000 stores in 5,500 cities across North America.

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