Instacart Ends Partnership with Whole Foods Markets
Posted on Thursday, December 20th, 2018 at 7:00 am
Instacart announced that it is winding down its relationship with Whole Foods Market. This means that people who used Instacart at Whole Foods Markets are going to lose that service soon.
The first phase of Instacart’s transition away from Whole Foods Market has already begun. Instacart is scaling back their in-store shopper operations within Whole Foods locations.
Before this change, Instacart had 1,415 in-store shoppers across 76 Whole Foods locations. Out if this group, 243 Whole Foods locations will lose their Instacart in-store shoppers beginning on February 10, 2019. In the months that follow, Instacart will ramp down all remaining Whole Foods in-store shoppers.
Instacart can save you some time. The first thing you need to do is see if Instacart delivers in your area. Next, see if Instacart is partnered with your favorite grocery store. Those who currently use Instacart at Whole Foods Markets should see if they can find a different store that will continue to partner with Instacart.
Use the Instacart app to make your grocery list and schedule a delivery (or to schedule when you will pick up your groceries at the store). An Instacart personal shopper will do the shopping for you.
ALDI began teaming up with Instacart in November of 2018. There could be an ALDI near you! More than 90 percent of the brands ALDI carries are their own produces and exclusive brands.
ALDI tends to be less expensive than other grocery stores. They charge for grocery bags, so there is a chance that your Instacart order at ALDI will include a charge for the bags your groceries required.
Instacart has also partnered with Publix, Wegmans, HyVee, and ShopRite. Check the Instacart website to find out if there are any partner stores near you. Visit the Instacart Twitter account to see updates about additional grocery stores they have partnered with.