Another day brings yet another big-name partnership between a major grocer and a national delivery app. DoorDash has introduced express grocery delivery service with Albertsons Companies, unlocking groceries in less than 30 minutes from more than 300 grocery stores in the Albertsons system.
As part of this launch, consumers in more than 20 major cities across the U.S., including Los Angeles, Denver and Seattle, will now be able to access express grocery delivery from their local Albertsons stores including Safeway, Vons, ACME Markets, Jewel-Osco, and Tom Thumb in 30 minutes or less through the DoorDash marketplace. DoorDash plans to expand this offering to additional Albertsons Cos. banners in the coming weeks.
Albertsons Cos. will offer more than 6,000 items for express grocery delivery nationwide, from key staples including fresh produce, dairy, and eggs, to snacks, packaged goods and frozen foods.
DoorDash customers can receive Albertsons loyalty pricing and promotions on express grocery orders where available, and Albertsons Cos. local banner loyalty program members, such as Albertsons for U and Safeway for U, can choose to link their account in the DoorDash app to earn loyalty points on purchases.
“We know that speed, selection, and affordability remain paramount for consumers when it comes to getting everything in their neighborhood delivered on-demand, and that’s why we’re proud to launch our new express grocery delivery service with Albertsons to bring their wide selection of groceries to consumers’ doorsteps in under 30 minutes,” said Fuad Hannon, vice president of new verticals at DoorDash. “Leveraging our extensive logistics network and Albertsons Cos. selection of groceries, we are creating a one-stop shop for consumers nationwide to access all the items they need, delivered to their doorstep right when they need it. DoorDash’s merchant-first approach guides how we build our products and services and today’s launch of express grocery delivery furthers our commitment to helping Albertsons grow their delivery offerings to meet evolving customer needs.”
To place an order, consumers with express grocery delivery service available in their area can either search for “Rapid Grocery” stores on the DoorDash app or click the Grocery tile on the DoorDash homepage and select the filter for “Under 30 Min.”
“By partnering with DoorDash, Albertsons Cos. is able to offer even faster delivery to go alongside the quality products and great value we provide our customers,” said Stephen Menaquale, senior vice president of ecommerce at Albertsons Companies. “We’re proud of what we’ve built with DoorDash in order to guarantee the perfect mix of convenience, quality and the prices our customers appreciate.”
Albertsons Cos.’ banners are available on DashPass, DoorDash’s membership program that offers members $0 delivery fees and reduced service fees from thousands of restaurants, grocery, convenience, and retail stores nationwide. DashPass members can enjoy these benefits on all eligible express grocery orders with a subtotal of $12 or more from Albertsons Cos.
DoorDash’s introduction of express grocery delivery with Albertsons comes on the heels of its ultra-fast grocery delivery offering of deliveries in 10-15 minutes from select DashMart locations. In its announcement of the deal, DoorDash said “this is just the beginning of the steps DoorDash is taking to prioritize faster delivery times for customers, and will continue to expand its express grocery service with merchants in the coming months.”