Instacart has raised $225 million as part of a new financing round led by DST Global and General Catalyst, with existing investor D1 Capital Partners participating. The investment comes as Instacart continues to experience a surge in customer demand for grocery delivery and pickup.
Staples U.S. Retail will collaborate with Instacart in the launch of same-day delivery from more than 1,000 of the retailer’s locations in the United States.
Big Lots has partnered with Instacart to launch same-day delivery nationwide from nearly 1,400 Big Lots stores across all 47 states where the retailer operates.
Rite Aid has partnered with Instacart, which will allow customers to conveniently order and receive essential health care and grocery items delivered directly to their homes during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.
Target is planning to acquire technology from Deliv, a startup that focuses on last mile batched delivery. As more consumers are getting what they need through online orders, the proprietary last mile platform being bought from Deliv will help the retailer explore new ways to deliver packages even quicker while lowering shipping costs, the company said.
PackIt Fresh, makers of freezable, commercial delivery totes, has teamed up with Meals On Wheels Orange County to support the organization’s mission of preparing and delivering meals to seniors amid the COVID-19 pandemic. PackItFresh is a division of PackIt, a manufacturer of freezable consumer food storage totes.
In an initiative it brought to market early to meet coronavirus-affected circumstances, Walmart is rolling out Express Delivery, a new service that delivers more items from the store to customer doors, all in less than two hours.
Online-based delivery service Instacart is introducing additional safety measures for its growing shopper network including new in-app wellness checks.
In a recently conducted study, Acosta, a sales and marketing agency, found 28% of online grocery shoppers made their first-ever online order in March, bolstering the digital business of key retailers.
As it takes steps to ensure its employee, customer and financial health, Wayfair said it expects to meet or exceed its first quarter 2020 guidance for consolidated net revenue growth and non-GAAP adjusted EBITDA margin.
Tractor Supply Company has taken several actions as an essential, needs-based retailer to support its team members, customers and communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Jet black will make its last deliveries to New Yorkers on February 21 as the operation moves from the Walmart Store No8 incubator into the main business.