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Instacart Expands Grocery Delivery Service In Bay Area


Instacart expanded into new cities in the Bay Area, adding over 500,000 households to its coverage area. The grocery delivery service added cities across Contra Costa, Alameda, Solano, Napa and Sonoma counties to its service area on Aug. 24, the East Bay Times reports. Instacart now covers over 2.15 million Bay Area households. Instacart and other grocery delivery services offer convenience while also filling in the gaps for residents who are not close to grocery stores.

Residents can order food and goods from local stores, including Smart & Final, BevMo, Petco, CVS, Whole Foods and Safeway. Customers receive deliveries in about an hour, according to Instacart Senior Regional Director Sean Twersky. Instacart’s expansion coincides with Amazon’s completed purchase of Whole Foods. Amazon plans to add Whole Foods products to its Prime Now same-day delivery service in select markets.

Instacart's new service area includes Concord, Antioch, Brentwood, Union City, Hayward, Vallejo, Discovery Bay, Clayton, Bethel Island, Oakley, Pittsburgh and Bay Point. Instacart expanded into Fremont, Lafayette, Walnut Creek, San Ramon, Livermore, Dublin and Pleasanton last year.