Philadelphia-Based Di Bruno Bros. Gourmet Foods Now Delivered By Instacart

We’ve partnered with Philadelphia’s Di Bruno Bros. to provide one-hour delivery of the store’s acclaimed line of gourmet food products to its customers. Your favorite Di Bruno Bros. grocery items will be available for delivery, including its signature line of olive oils, pastas and other imported specialties, as well as a wealth of delicious cheeses, charcuterie items, honeys, vinegars and other top-notch edibles from the best domestic and international producers and purveyors.

To order from Di Bruno Bros. make sure that you’re located in the designated Philadelphia Zone, which reaches far into the Main Line, and also extends to parts of Northwest Philadelphia.

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“After 75 successful years of serving our guests in our stores, we’re excited to take the next step and partner with Instacart to bring our culinary discoveries directly to our fans – all, conveniently, with one-hour delivery,” said Vice President of Culinary Pioneering, Emilio Mignucci. “Whether our friends are entertaining and can’t step away from their party prep to shop or simply want to enjoy some special products to complement their meal on a rainy or snowy day, we’re excited to bring our goods into their homes with Instacart.”

“With its unique gastronomic offerings and a large number of our customers asking for it, Di Bruno Bros. is the perfect addition to the list of stores we deliver from in Philadelphia,” said Instacart Philadelphia City Manager George Shotz. “Including Di Bruno Bros., we now deliver from eight stores in the area, and plan on doubling our Personal Shoppers in 2015 to support this tremendous growth.”

For a full map of Instacart’s Philadelphia coverage, visit https://www.instacart.com/locations/philadelphia.

About Di Bruno Bros.

Founders Danny and Joe Di Bruno began as purveyors of imported products, often sourced from family and friends in Italy, and quickly developed a reputation for the quality of their specialty foods and Old World hospitality. It’s this very commitment to people, products and service that has enabled Di Bruno Bros. to remain a thriving pillar in the Philadelphia food community all these years.

Di Bruno Bros. became an anchor on 9th Street, assisting in the transformation of the unassuming stretch of street into what is known today as the historic Italian Market. Today, Di Bruno Bros. employs more than 350 proud team members. The company has evolved into a community-driven enterprise with five specialty food retail locations, plus commissary/catering and import and e-commerce divisions, with delivery across the region available via Instacart. They have been featured on national TV, including Travel Channel’s The Layover, hosted by chef and food personality Anthony Bourdain. Recently, author Tenaya Darlington partnered with the family to write Di Bruno Bros. House of Cheese (Running Press, 2013) a comprehensive catalog of the shop’s best-known and loved cheeses and accompanying recipes from the family themselves.

We’ve Partnered With Green Zebra in Portland, OR!

We’ve partnered with Green Zebra to deliver fresh groceries and delicious deli foods in Portland, OR. Green Zebra is turning the traditional convenience store on its head by offering a selection of local and fresh products from sustainably raised seafood and meat to micro-roasted coffee and kombucha made with love in Portland.

Customers will also be able to order Green Zebra’s prepared meals including scratch-made sandwiches, salads and chicken parmesan. This is the first time that Green Zebra has offered its customers delivery. Enjoy!

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About Green Zebra Grocery

Locally owned and operated in Portland OR, Green Zebra Grocery is a convenient neighborhood store on a mission to increase access to healthy, delicious, high-quality food. Green Zebra Grocery gives careful consideration to every product they sell, and gives first preference to local growers and producers. All of their prepared foods are cooked from scratch right in the store which ensures the freshest, most delicious flavor. Green Zebra Grocery makes shopping for breakfast, lunch and dinner healthy, convenient and fun.

Win an Office Happy Hour

Instacart is Teaming up With Drizly, Fooda, Uber and Handy to Provide One Chicago Company With the Ultimate Holiday Happy Hour

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The best way to spread holiday cheer is by partying in your office for all to hear! Instacart’s Chicago office has partnered with Fooda, Uber, Drizly and Handy to provide with lucky office with the ultimate happy hour. Food, drink, and transportation, and professional cleanup worth over $2,000 will be provided.

“Offices are becoming such a big part of our business, and there is no better time to throw an office party than around the holidays” said Instacart City Manager Scott Holloway. “This is a great opportunity to team up with some awesome companies and spark some competition amongst the Chicago business community”

The contest will run until December 12, and all Chicago companies who want a shot at the prize can enter by visiting the Happy Hour Delivered sweepstakes website and telling us why you deserve to win!The winning company will be announced on December 15.

The winner of Happy Hour Delivered will receive the following:

  • beer, wine, and spirits for 40 people from Drizly;
  • snacks for 40 people from Instacart;
  • restaurant appetizers for 40 people from Fooda;
  • credits for transportation home from Uber;
  • and 2 hours of event cleaning and 1 free hour of service for all attendees from Handy.

Throughout the length of the contest, each of the participating startups are offering various promotions. Simply by using the code “ChiLuv”, users can get the following promos:

  • Drizly: 5 dollars off delivery
  • Instacart: 10 dollars off + free delivery (first time customers only)
  • Handy: 1 hour off for any service (for first time customers only)
  • Uber: $30 off first trip

We’ve Partnered With Fresh & Easy Partner on Fresh Food Delivery in Los Angeles and San Francisco Bay Area

We’ve partnered with the grocery chain Fresh & Easy to deliver groceries in the Greater Los Angeles area and San Francisco Bay Area. This is the first time that Fresh & Easy has offered its customers delivery.

Instacart customers will be able to choose from Fresh & Easy’s wide variety of grocery products ranging from produce to household items. Fresh & Easy’s selection of fresh, prepared foods will also be available, giving customers access to popular products ranging from Fresh & Easy’s Ready to Cook line of prepped meats and veggies to Wild Oats USDA-certified organic meals, pizzas, sandwiches and salads.

Since transitioning to new ownership a year ago, Fresh & Easy has reinvigorated its brand and its stores with the aim of fulfilling a new mission – saving customers time by making fresh and natural food more available and affordable. Our partnership is the next natural step to make Fresh & Easy products more accessible and even more convenient to customers.

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“We’re excited to work with Fresh & Easy to deliver groceries in LA and the Bay Area,” said Heather Wake, General Manager, Instacart. “Our customers are always looking for healthy and fast meal options, and Fresh & Easy, renowned for its prepared meals, is an excellent partner to help meet that demand.”

“Partnering with Instacart is a win-win for everyone – our existing customers will now have a convenient and reliable delivery option for their favorite products, and we will be able to extend our reach to new customers who may not have had access to one of our stores,” said Mike Evans, vice president of marketing, Fresh & Easy. “Online ordering and product delivery have been major priorities for Fresh & Easy this year and we are glad we are able to launch with such a strong partner in Instacart.”

Instacart will initially launch with Fresh & Easy in Greater Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area with plans to expand to other areas where Fresh & Easy has a presence. Fresh & Easy has 167 stores across Arizona, California and Nevada, providing a wide range of opportunities to grow the partnership and serve additional customers.

About Fresh & Easy

Fresh & Easy operates 167 stores in Arizona, California and Nevada. All of Fresh & Easy’s products, including the freshly prepared meals, are made with the highest quality ingredients and contain no artificial colors, flavors, high-fructose corn syrup or added trans fats. For more information about Fresh & Easy, visit www.freshandeasy.com and follow the company on its journey on Twitter www.twitter.com/freshandeasy and Facebook www.facebook.com/freshandeasy.

Now Delivering from Denver Favorite Marczyk Fine Foods

We are excited to announce an exclusive partnership with Marczyk Fine Foods in Denver.

The Marczyk Fine Foods store on Instacart will feature specialty items that Marczyk has become known for since it opened in April of 2002, such as its high-quality, sustainably-raised meat and poultry, freshly baked artisan bread, scratch made prepared foods, homemade ice cream, and gourmet sandwiches. In addition to these items, there will be a wide selection of grocery products from produce to pantry items for Instacart customers to choose from.

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“Our customers love shopping local, so we’ve had many requests for Marczyk’s,” said Katie Alex, Denver city manager, Instacart. “We’re excited to partner with such a great company and finally bring this local favorite right to our customer’s doorstep.”

“Teaming up with Instacart gives us the opportunity to connect with customers that are typically beyond our normal reach,” said Pete Marczyk, co-founder and CEO, Marczyk Fine Foods. “We’re happy to be able to use this relationship to make it easier and more convenient for customers to shop from Marczyk’s. Whether it’s professionals working downtown or other customers who can’t make it into the store that day – they’ll still be able to shop with us via Instacart.”

Since launching in Denver, we’ve more than doubled our user base, as well as our number of Personal Shoppers in the Denver and Boulder area, to meet the high demand!

About Marczyk Fine Foods

Back in the day, Pete Marczyk’s love of food forced him to drive all over Denver to get the ingredients he really wanted to make great meals for his family.  “I can’t be the only one,” he thought, and the idea for Marczyk Fine Foods was born. Both he and his wife, Barbara Macfarlane, remembered tagging along with their moms to the neighborhood butcher, the little grocer, and the farm stands in their New England towns.  They grew up with a tradition of quality over convenience.  So as the grocery world got mega, Pete envisioned a grocery business that would go micro. He wanted to offer all the quality and attention to detail of the tiny mom & pop shops of his youth, but in a thriving, urban environment that offers it conveniently under one roof. That’s why we have an in-house butcher, a bakery where we make all our bread from scratch using organic, local flour, and we even use some of our own family recipes in our prepared foods kitchen (like Barbara’s sister Mamie’s famous Mac & Cheese and Pete’s Mom’s Potato Salad), and so much more. Great food, made with love, by people who care.

Eat Better and Have More Fun on Vacation!

We’ve partnered with  Homeaway , the world’s leading online marketplace for vacation rentals to simplify the vacation rental experience by making it easy to find groceries! Homeaway also plans to integrate with Uber and Gogobot.

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The HomeAway and Instacart integration will give families the option to get fresh, local food delivered to their doors in as little as one hour. Instead of spending money eating out or wasting vacation time driving, shopping and waiting in line, travelers can order meals and snacks from both large national chains like Whole Foods Market and Costco as well as local, artisan stores.

We are delighted to partner with HomeAway to help travelers save time, save money, eat healthier and have more fun on vacation!

 

Choose from 32 (!) NEW Merchants in Philly!

Today, with the help of Reading Terminal Market, we are sharing some very exciting news! We will begin providing delivery of produce and grocery items from 32 participating merchants located in Reading Terminal Market.

“Since announcing the partnership with Instacart in September, we have received a tremendous response from our merchants and customers who are interested in participating in this remarkable service,” said Paul Steinke, General Manager of Reading Terminal Market. “We believe this service will be a time-saving tool for many shoppers who, due to their busy schedule, geographic location, lack of transportation or other circumstances, may not be able to get to Reading Terminal Market as often as they wish. We are excited to finally launch the delivery service in time for the busy holiday shopping season.”

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During the first phase of the program, offerings will be limited to shelf stable and non-customized, refrigerated products such as pre-packaged grocery items, fresh produce and bakery goods. A second phase of the program to be launched at a later time will include customized food products, such as cooked foods and sandwiches.

Among the participants for phase one are:

*12th Street Cantina Amy’s Place Bassetts Ice Cream Bee Natural
Border Springs Farm Lamb *By George! Pizza, Pasta & Cheesesteaks Chocolate By Mueller Downtown Cheese
Fair Food Farmstand Famous 4th Street Cookie Company Flying Monkey Bakery Giunta’s Prime Shop
Godshall’s Poultry Golden Fish Market Herbiary *Hershel’s East Side Deli
Iovine Brothers Produce John Yi Fish Market Jonathan Best Gourmet Grocer Market Bakery
Metropolitan Bakery *Nanee’s Kitchen Old City Coffee Pennsylvania General Store
Salumeria Tea Leaf Termini Brothers Bakery Terralyn – Bath, Body, Spirit
The Tubby Olive Valley Shepherd Creamery Wan’s Seafood *Wursthaus Schmitz
*Excluding customized, cooked foods

“We’re looking forward to getting started, and are thrilled that so many merchants have decided to participate in the first phase of this roll out,” said Instacart Philadelphia City Manager George Shotz. “Reading Terminal Market is the place to go in Philadelphia for the freshest variety of products – we’re happy to now be able to bring the Market right to our customers’ front door.”

Reading Terminal Market customers interested in using Instacart must be located in the company’s designated Philadelphia Zone, which reaches far into the Main Line, parts of Upper Darby, Northwest Philadelphia and Montgomery County. In Philadelphia proper, Instacart already provides delivery from Whole Foods Market, BJ’s Wholesale Club, Fine Wine & Good Spirits, ACME Markets, Super Fresh and Green Aisle Grocery.

About Reading Terminal Market

One of America’s largest and oldest public markets, the Reading Terminal Market serves as a public trust providing a venue for independent local businesses to showcase the Philadelphia region’s culinary bounty and cultural diversity. Housed since 1892 in a National Historic Landmark building, the Market offers an incredible selection of farm fresh produce, meats and poultry, plus the finest seafood, cheeses, baked goods, confections, flowers, kitchenware, cookbooks, jewelry and crafts. The Market is managed by a not-for-profit management company as a tenant of the Pennsylvania Convention Center Authority, which has owned the historic Reading Terminal since 1990. In 2014, the American Planning Association named Reading Terminal Market as one of the 10 Great Public Spaces in America.

Austinites, We Now Deliver From Greenling Organics!

Today we’ve partnered with Austin’s Greenling Organic to provide same-day delivery for the company’s customers!

Greenling Organic is a farm-to-table provider that currently delivers to Austin, Houston and San Antonio. The items available for delivery include local meats and dairy, as well as fresh meal kits and prepared foods, making healthy meals for busy families and working professionals (or anyone who wants to eat fresh, local, organic foods) a breeze.

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We will now enable Greenling Organic to give our Austin customers the choice to have their groceries the same day.

“Greenling offers the most authentic local and organic foods. By combining Greenling’s unmatched quality and hyperlocal approach with Instacart’s world-class convenience and same-day delivery, customers can get more connected to their local foods sources than ever before,” said Greenling CEO Bill Tolany.

Initially, delivery hours will be Sunday – Friday from 11AM – 7PM to Metro Austin, with no Saturday delivery.

“We’re continuously looking for new and interesting partners to ensure we’re always offering our customers the widest variety of grocery items available, and Greenling Organic is a great addition to our list,” said Instacart Austin City Manager Zack Leonard. “We’re looking forward to working with them and increasing our delivery zones in the near future.”

About Greenling Organic

Greenling, a certified Non-GMO Project Supporting Retailer, offers the most authentic local and organic foods directly to homes and offices. From pre-prepped meal kits & recipes to ready-to-eat prepared foods, Greenling is the best way to get local and organic foods delivered directly to you.

We’re Bringing Groceries to the Doorsteps of Chicago Suburbanites

Today we’ve partnered with popular neighborhood grocer Sunset Foods to bring groceries to the doorsteps of Chicago suburbanites. Instacart is now delivering groceries from Sunset Foods to the suburbs of Long Grove, Libertyville, Highland Park, and Lake Forest, and by the week of October 28th will also include the suburb of Northbrook.

We are also offering our “Click and Collect” service with Sunset Foods. This means that for only an extra $1.99, customers can place their orders online and have the groceries picked for them in the store and ready for pickup within the hour timeslot they choose.

Sunset Foods even offers Curbside Pickup at all 5 locations, which means customers can simply pull up to the curb, give the clerk their last name and tell them they are there to pick up their eGrocer order.  The clerk then retrieves the order and loads it in the customer’s car, without the customer ever needing to set foot outside of the vehicle.  For busy families going back and forth from school pickups, soccer practices, piano lessons and other daily errands, this new feature is a major timesaver and convenience.

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Chicago was the second we launched after San Francisco and it has grown tremendously in the last year. Instacart will be doubling its Personal Shopper fleet for Chicago in the next two months to keep up with demand, with deliveries growing rapidly in the last four weeks alone. This expansion into the Chicago suburbs will more than double the square miles that Instacart currently serves in the Chicago area.

“Sunset Foods is a terrific local neighborhood store, and one that our customers have been asking us to add to our growing list of grocers,” said Chicago City Manager Scott Holloway. “We’re excited to reach some major suburbs where Chicagoans have been clamoring to see our grocery delivery service in their neighborhood. For young families and busy executives working very long hours, grocery delivery to their doorstep, or pickup at the store or even curbside, is a tremendous convenience. We will continue to expand in the Chicago area to meet the need of fresh groceries delivered quickly, hassle-free.”

“We were thrilled to partner with Instacart so we can reach more customers who may not have the time to always make it down to our stores, but want their favorite brands and quality produce they’ve come to expect from Sunset Foods,” said Steve Erl, e-Commerce Coordinator at Sunset Foods. “Now residents in these major suburbs have great options including delivery, pickup at store, or at curbside, so they can always fit getting groceries from Sunset Foods into their busy schedules.