Albertsons Companies invests in home delivery service

BOISE, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - Albertsons Companies has announced a new agreement with a nationwide on-demand grocery delivery service that could offer same-day deliveries in as little as an hour.

Once fully developed, the Boise based retailer said Instacart customers will be able to choose from Albertsons stores across key market areas for speedy delivery of groceries.

"Instacart's extensive delivery network combined with Albertsons Companies existing home delivery services and established, robust e-commerce offering creates a fantastic customer proposition," said Shane Sampson, Albertsons Companies Chief Marketing and Merchandising Officer. "Customers can shop how, when and where they choose, with the convenient option of quick delivery straight to their doorsteps."

Under the agreement, the delivery service is expected to be available to more than 1,800 stores across the country by mid-2018.  

Earlier this year, Albertsons Companies began rolling out same day delivery and Drive-up and Go.  The company also acquired the meal kit company "Plated".  

Albertsons' current home delivery network and digital programs will continue to serve customers in existing markets.

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