Loblaw partners with Instacart to launch same-day grocery delivery service in Metro Vancouver

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      A handful of food delivery services are readily available throughout the city, allowing Vancouverites the convenience of having take-out delivered straight to their offices or homes.

      For those who want the foodora or Ubereats equivalent for grocery shopping—good news.

      Loblaw has partnered with grocery delivery company Instacart to launch a same-day grocery delivery service in Metro Vancouver.

      "We are a customer-led company adding new ways to make shopping easier," said Galen G. Weston, chairman and CEO of Loblaw Companies Limited, in a press statement. "We have stores minutes from most Canadians, the nation's largest Click & Collect network, and home delivery of online beauty and apparel products. For customers who want groceries delivered right to their door, Instacart is a new and complementary convenience."

      Twenty-three T&T Supermarket and Real Canadian Superstore locations across West Vancouver to Langley now offer this delivery service, and customers can choose from over 30,000 products online.

      Instacart shoppers receive orders, pick up the groceries, and deliver it to customers' homes.

      Shoppers can order groceries and other home products online or through the Instacart app, choose a delivery window (between one hour or one week later), and wait for the goods to arrive.

      But take note, delivery is only available on orders of $10 or more—don’t order a single chocolate bar and expect it to be transported to your steps.

      "Entering our first international market with national icons like Loblaw and its President's Choice brand is a strong starting point for both our company and the local customers we aim to serve," said Apoorva Mehta, CEO of Instacart, in a press statement. "I grew up in Canada and know firsthand the appeal of these supermarkets and brands. I also know that our Instacart technology and service will meaningfully add to their appeal and convenience."

      Instacart is planning to expand across Canada this year, and currently operates in many large U.S. cities such as Atlanta, Los Angeles, New York City, Portland, San Francisco, and Seattle, among others.