June 19, 2019
Shoppers Drug Mart provides same-day home delivery throughout Ontario
Instacart is now delivering from Shoppers Drug Mart stores in as fast as one hour
TORONTO, June 19, 2019 - Shoppers Drug Mart 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 Shoppers Drug Mart 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, Vice President, Merchandising, Shoppers Drug Mart. "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 Loblaw to deliver groceries, household essentials and over-the-counter medications from Shoppers Drug Mart to customers across the GTA 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."
Shoppers Drug Mart 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 over-the-counter medications 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 Shopper Drug Mart 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 Shoppers Drug Mart partnership through the end of 2019. Today, home delivery through Instacart is currently accessible to more than 60% of Canadian households.
About Shoppers Drug Mart: Shoppers Drug Mart is one of the most recognized and trusted names in Canadian retailing. The company is the licensor of full-service retail drug stores operating under the name Shoppers Drug Mart (Pharmaprix in Québec). With almost 1,300 Shoppers Drug Mart and Pharmaprix stores operating in prime locations in each province and two territories, the company is one of the most convenient retailers in Canada. The company also licenses or owns 47 medical clinic pharmacies operating under the name Shoppers Simply Pharmacy (Pharmaprix Simplement Santé in Québec), and provides cosmetic dermatology services at two standalone locations, the Beauty Clinic. As well, the company owns and operates 43 corporate Wellwise by Shoppers Drug Mart stores and an ecommerce site Wellwise.ca, making it the largest Canadian retailer of home health care products and services. In addition to its retail store network, the company owns Shoppers Drug Mart Specialty Health Network Inc., a provider of specialty drug distribution, pharmacy and comprehensive patient support services, and MediSystem Inc., a provider of pharmaceutical products and services to long-term care facilities. Shoppers Drug Mart is an independent operating division of Loblaw Companies Limited.
About Instacart: Instacart is a North American leader in online groceries and one of the fastest growing companies in e-commerce. Instacart's same-day delivery and pickup service bring everyday essentials and fresh groceries to consumers in the U.S. and Canada in as fast as an hour. Instacart has partnered with the most popular national and regional retailers such as Loblaw, Albertsons, ALDI, Costco, CVS, Kroger, Publix, Sam's Club, Sprouts and Wegmans, among others. The Instacart marketplace offers more than 300 retailers and trusted local grocers that customers love. The company's cutting-edge technology powers some of the world's biggest retail players by supporting their e-commerce marketplace and delivery solutions. Instacart also offers an Express Membership program, giving customers unlimited free delivery from available stores on orders over $35. For more information, please visit www.instacart.com.