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SDM pairs up with Instacart

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TORONTO — Shoppers Drug Mart (SDM) is making shopping more convenient with the launch of home delivery services in partnership with Instacart. Customers across Ontario now have access to same-day delivery of groceries, everyday essentials and over-the-counter medications from approximately 60 SDM stores in the ­province.

“For decades, Shoppers Drug Mart has been a destination for Ontarians for health and beauty products, food staples and general convenient shopping to help them make life a little bit easier,” said Matt Carr, the chain’s vice president of merchandising. “Working with Instacart allows us to serve our customers wherever they need us, whether that’s in a store or delivered right to their door.”

“We’re proud to expand our partnership with [SDM parent company] Loblaw to deliver groceries, household essentials and over-the-counter medications from Shoppers Drug Mart to customers across the greater Toronto area in as fast as an hour,” said Andrew Nodes, vice president of retail accounts for Instacart. “Together, Instacart and Shoppers Drug Mart are helping busy people and families stock their pantries and medicine cabinets with household essentials from a local retailer they love and trust.”

SDM customers in more than 30 communities across Ontario, including Toronto, Ottawa, Waterloo, Cambridge, Hamilton and London, can go online to www.instacart.ca/store/shoppers-drug-mart/ or open the Instacart app on their mobile device. From there, customers select their city and store and can begin adding groceries, everyday essentials and O-T-Cs to their Instacart grocery cart. An Instacart personal shopper will pick, pack and deliver the order within the customer’s designated time frame — in as fast as one hour or up to five days in advance.

For orders of $35 or more, the delivery fee is just $3.99. With an Instacart Express membership for $9.99/month or an annual fee of $99, customers get unlimited free delivery on all orders over $35. First-time customers of SDM on Instacart can enter the code INSTASDM15 at checkout for $15 off their first order of $35 or more.

Instacart and Loblaw expect to continue to expand the SDM partnership through the end of 2019. Home delivery through Instacart is currently accessible to more than 60% of Canadian households.


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