German supermarket chain Aldi is planning to expand its Instacart online grocery ordering and home delivery service to residents living in Chicagoland, Northwest Indiana and Rockford, US.
Aldi customers living in the region can purchase their products online and have them delivered by Instacart to their doorstep within a specified time period.
Since 1976, the retailer has established its footprint in the US retail segment by selling groceries and household items.
Aldi currently operates more than 1,750 in the US stores spread across 35 states.
Aldi US CEO Jason Hart said: “We are committed to saving people time and money, no matter how they shop for groceries.
“The response to our Instacart pilot in Atlanta, Dallas and Los Angeles was overwhelmingly positive, and with nearly 200 Chicago-area stores, it only makes sense to bring online delivery to this major market.”
The grocery retailer intends to further expand this service to various locations across the US.
Established in 2012, San Francisco-based Instacart offers a same-day grocery delivery service to customers from the local stores.
Instacart San Francisco Business Development vice-president Sarah Mastrorocco said: “We’re thrilled to grow our partnership with Aldi in a key market like the Chicago area as the demand for online grocery shopping and delivery continues to grow, and look forward to bringing the exceptional value Aldi offers to more shoppers.”
Instacart currently operates in more than 210 markets and has established a partnership with retailers across North America, including local and regional grocers, as well as national chains.