LAKELAND, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Beginning July 12, Publix will begin piloting a service with Instacart
in select areas of Miami. Instacart is an e-commerce and delivery
service that allows customers to place their grocery orders online and
have their items delivered right to their doorsteps. Customers can place
orders by visiting www.instacart.com/publix.
Instacart will receive, fulfill and deliver customers’ orders in the
greater Miami area — servicing 37 ZIP codes from Hallandale Beach to
South Miami. Customers can enter their ZIP code on the Instacart website
to find out if the service is available where they live.
“We know this service is something our customers are interested in, and
we’re excited to learn more as we move forward with this pilot,” said
Kevin Murphy, Publix Senior Vice President of Retail Operations. “We
chose Instacart because we believe the experience they provide aligns
well with the needs of our company, associates and customers.”
Publix will work to better understand the opportunities this service
provides the company’s customers and associates by starting with a pilot
and evaluating the results prior to expanding the program.
“At Instacart, we want to connect our users with the highest caliber of
retailers, and this collaboration with Publix exemplifies that
commitment,” said Apoorva Mehta, Founder and CEO of Instacart. “Publix
and Instacart share a common mission – to get premier quality food into
the hands of as many people as possible. We are excited to bring our
seamless online shopping and delivery experience to Publix customers and
look forward to a deepening of our relationship.”
Items excluded from purchase at Publix through Instacart are alcohol,
tobacco, gift cards, prescriptions and age-restricted items. Printed and
digital coupons are not redeemable through Instacart at this time. All
orders must be at least $10 and delivery fees may apply.
Publix is privately owned and operated by its 182,500 employees, with
2015 sales of $32.4 billion. Currently Publix has 1,118 stores in
Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina and North Carolina.
The company has been named one of Fortune’s “100 Best Companies
to Work For in America” for 19 consecutive years. In addition, Publix’s
dedication to superior quality and customer service is recognized among
the top in the grocery business. For more information, visit the
company’s website, corporate.publix.com.
Founded in San Francisco in 2012, Instacart has quickly scaled to 25
metropolitan areas across the U.S. By combining a personal touch with
cutting-edge technology, Instacart offers customers a simple solution to
save time and eat fresh food from the grocery brands they trust.
Instacart is the only grocery service that can meet today’s on-demand
lifestyle by delivering in as little as one hour. The first delivery
with Instacart is free and more information can be found at www.instacart.com.
Publix Super Markets Inc.
Maria Brous, 863-688-5339