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As the pandemic continues to disrupt our everyday lives, DoorDash has been working to expand the products and services it offers to local businesses so that customers can access more of their favorite stores and everyday family needs on-demand.
"We announced our entry into convenience earlier this year with partners such as Casey’s, 7-Eleven, Circle K, Wawa, CVS Pharmacy and Walgreens, and we’re continuing to add more types of stores onto the platform that provide a new level of convenience to customers," said Mike Goldblatt, head of grocery and convenience partnerships at DoorDash.
"Today, we are excited to announce that DoorDash has partnered with grocery stores across the country, launching grocery delivery through the DoorDash app for the first time," said Goldblatt. "Customers in the Bay Area, Los Angeles, Orange County, Sacramento, San Diego and the Central Coast can order from Smart & Final. Meijer and Fresh Thyme are available to customers in Chicago, Cincinnati, Milwaukee, Detroit and Indianapolis. In the coming weeks, we will be adding selection across the country with grocers such as Hy-Vee, Gristedes / D’agostino and more — providing more than 75 million Americans access to a grocery store on DoorDash."
“DoorDash provides another convenient way for customers to get the value, selection and quality that Smart & Final offers, especially at a time when some are looking to limit trips outside their homes,” said Navin Cotton, director of digital commerce, Smart & Final. “DoorDash’s on-demand grocery service is a nice addition to our online shopping options and with delivery in under an hour, we know Smart & Final customers are going to appreciate it.”
Today’s launch follows a multi-year journey in grocery with our DoorDash Drive offering, our white-label fulfillment product that powers direct delivery for grocery chains including Walmart, Hy-Vee, and Coborn’s, as well as many regional and local grocery stores across the country.
“This latest announcement by DoorDash is another tool that allows our customers timely access to the fresh offerings that we provide at Hy-Vee,” said Tom Crocker, Hy-Vee’s senior vice president, e-commerce. “In today’s ever-changing environment, customers want quality products delivered in an efficient manner straight to their homes. This new service helps us grow our grocery business while meeting the needs of our shoppers who are on-the-go.”
We know that grocery shopping can feel like a chore, which is why grocery stores on DoorDash will be available on an on-demand basis — that means no scheduling required, no queues, no waiting. More than 10,000 grocery items, from dairy and eggs to local produce to fresh meat and fish, will be available for delivery from participating grocery stores in less than one hour.
"We’ve added all of these grocery partners onto DashPass, DoorDash’s subscription service that offers members unlimited free delivery fees and reduced service fees," said Goldblatt. "So whether you’re shopping for a week’s worth of groceries for your family or simply need a few ingredients to perfect your next meal, we are here to fulfill any of your grocery shopping needs conveniently and affordably in partnership with our grocers."
And if you are simply looking for a quick meal from your local grocer, DoorDash has you covered. Customers across the country can order ready to heat, or ready to eat meals from a host of leading grocers including Wegmans, Hy-Vee, Gelson’s, Kowalski’s, Big Y World Class Markets, Food City, Village Supermarkets, Save Mart, Lucky, Lucky California, Coborn’s and more.
“We promise to ‘make great meals easy,’ and it doesn’t get any easier than this,” says Erica Tickle, Wegmans eCommerce director. “What’s unique about Wegmans Meals 2GO is the variety of delicious menu options. Since teaming up with DoorDash last year, we listened and learned, and fine-tuned a menu that has something for everyone at home or at work. We’re excited to expand our partnership with DoorDash by bringing our restaurant-quality meals to the DoorDash Marketplace.”