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DoorDash, Albertsons Introduce Express Grocery Delivery Service

Specialty Food Association

DoorDash, the on-demand delivery platform, is introducing express grocery delivery in under 30 minutes, in partnership with Albertsons Companies, a major food and drug retailer in the U.S.

As part of the launch, consumers in more than 20 cities across the U.S., including Los Angeles, Denver, and Seattle, will now be able to access express grocery delivery from their local Albertsons’ banner stores, including Safeway, Vons, ACME Markets, Jewel-Osco, and Tom Thumb, in 30 minutes or less via the DoorDash marketplace.

DoorDash plans to expand this offering to additional Albertsons banners in the coming weeks.

Albertsons will offer more than 6,000 items for express grocery delivery nationwide, from fresh produce, dairy, and eggs to snacks, packaged goods, and frozen foods. Its 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, in a statement.

"Leveraging our extensive logistics network and Albertsons' selection of groceries, we’re 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,” added Hannon.

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."

Albertsons' 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.

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