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DoorDash opens online convenience stores

DoorDash is operating its own online storefronts, stocked by participating retailers.

The on-demand delivery partner is building on its April 2020 expansion into the convenience vertical with partners such as 7-Eleven by opening a new e-commerce channel called “DashMart.” 

DashMart offers both household essentials and local restaurant products for on-demand delivery. Assortment includes thousands of convenience, grocery and restaurant items, including ice cream, chips, cough medicine and dog food, spice rubs, and packaged desserts. DoorDash is partnering with both national and local convenience, grocery and food service retailers. DashMart stores are owned, operated, and curated by DoorDash.

DoorDash’s convenience category includes more than 2,500 convenience stores across more than 1,100 cities nationwide. The category also includes drugstore chains such as CVS and Walgreens.

“Our mission is to connect customers to the best in their cities while helping any business on Main Street grow, and we hope to inspire even more local businesses — from restaurants and bakeries to artisanal shops and home goods retailers — to sell with us on DashMart,” said Andrew Ladd, director, new verticals, DoorDash. “Customers have long used DoorDash to discover new restaurants in their neighborhoods, and this latest launch continues our commitment to the growth and success of local businesses.”

DashMart is currently available in eight U.S. cities, including Chicago, Minneapolis, Columbus, Cincinnati, Dallas, Salt Lake City, the greater Phoenix area, and Redwood City, Calif. Over the coming months, the service is set to launch in many more cities across the country including San Diego, Baltimore, Denver, Sacramento, and Concord, Calif.

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