Reading Terminal Market Announces Partnership with Instacart, One-Hour Grocery Delivery Service

Service to begin this fall in multiple phases, serving parts of North, Northwest, South, Southwest and West Philadelphia, the Main Line and some northwestern suburbs

PHILADELPHIA (September 11, 2014) Reading Terminal Market today announced a partnership with Instacart (www.Instacart.com), the only service that can deliver groceries from multiple local stores within an hour. Beginning later this fall, Instacart will provide delivery of produce and grocery items from participating Reading Terminal Market merchants. Additional products and merchants will be added in a later phase of the program.

“We are excited to partner with Instacart and offer this remarkable service to Reading Terminal Market customers,” said Paul Steinke, General Manager of Reading Terminal Market. “For the first time our customers will be able to get home delivery of products from the Market within an hour. 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. Instacart provides a viable option that can be accessed via a simple Web application.”

Here is a complete summary of news coverage from the announcement:

Philadelphia Business Journal

Philly.com

CBSPhilly.com

WHYY/Newsworks.org