Instacart signs up New England grocer

Gina Acosta
Executive Editor
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Instacart is expanding its relationship with Big Y to offer same-day grocery delivery service to select stores in the Boston and Worcester area.

The service allows Big Y customers to complete their grocery shopping online, and have their orders delivered to their doors in as little as an hour.

Big Y and Instacart first joined forces in May 2017 and are expanding the partnership to provide customers in the Boston and Worcester area with the experience of shopping at their local Big Y World Class Market, while getting back something valuable: time.

"We know our customers are busy, and that any found time in their week can make a difference," said Michael D'Amour, Executive Vice President for Big Y. "By partnering with an industry leader like Instacart, we're able to provide our customers with the quality and service they've come to expect from Big Y, without leaving their house."

Since its founding in 2012, Instacart has quickly scaled to over 150 markets nationwide and partnered with nearly 200 retailers across the United States. 

"Instacart's success hinges on our ability to offer customers same-day delivery from the stores they love within their own communities," said Andrew Nodes, Vice President, Retail Accounts for Instacart. "We are proud to partner with Big Y to give customers a convenient, time-saving option to get the products they have  come to rely on from this beloved brand."

Instacart delivery starts at just $5.99 on orders of $35 or more. Instacart Express membership is also available, enabling unlimited, free same-day deliveries on orders over $35. After a free trial period, Instacart Express membership is just $14.99 a month or $149 a year.

Big Y operates 77 locations throughout Massachusetts and Connecticut including 70 supermarkets, 39 pharmacies, Fresh Acres Market, Table & Vine Fine Wines and Liquors and 5 Big Y Express gas and convenience locations throughout Connecticut and Massachusetts with over 11,000 employees.