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06/04/2020

C&S Wholesale, Instacart partner to bring online services to independent grocers

Dan Berthiaume
Senior Editor, Technology
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C&S Wholesale Grocers is teaming up with Instacart to make online and same-day delivery available to C&S’ network of more than 3,000 independent grocery retailers across the U.S.

The two companies are collaborating to offer e-commerce and same-day delivery solutions to select C&S independent grocery retailers. Once a grocer is live on the Instacart marketplace, its customers can visit the Instacart website or download the mobile app, enter their city, select their store, and begin adding items to their Instacart grocery cart. 

An Instacart personal shopper will pick and deliver the order within the customer’s designated time frame — same-day or up to two weeks in advance. All Instacart orders default to “leave at my door delivery” to ensure they can maintain social distancing guidelines.

“C&S is proud to provide our retail partners with the ability to move their businesses online,” said Corey Quiring, VP of retail services at C&S Wholesale Grocers. “Now more than ever before, shoppers need the safety and convenience of online shopping and home delivery. Instacart’s services are unparalleled in providing a seamless shopping experience.”

“Connecting local grocers to their customers online is incredibly important to Instacart, and today the need for this is more important than ever,” said Chris Rogers, VP of retail at Instacart. “It’s critical that families have access to groceries and goods from the retailers they love and trust. By partnering with C&S, we’re able to bring more independently-owned grocers online and ensure the communities they serve can more easily access the household essentials they need.”

C&S Wholesale Grocers Inc. is the largest wholesale grocery supply company in the U.S., supplying more than 7,700 independent supermarkets, chain stores, military bases and institutions with over 137,000 different products. 

Instacart partners with more than 350 national, regional and local retailers to deliver from more than 25,000 stores across more than 5,500 cities in the U.S. and Canada.