Walmart Canada and Instacart announced on Thursday the national expansion of their relationship, which will bring on-demand grocery delivery services from nearly 200 Walmart stores across Canadian in as fast as an hour.
In a news release, the companies said the expansion builds on a successful 17-store pilot in the greater Toronto area and Winnipeg.
“Canadian families are busy. By introducing more online shopping options at Walmart, we’re helping make life easier and more convenient for them,” said Lee Tappenden, president and CEO of Walmart Canada. “Expanding our relationship with Instacart provides our customers with even more time-saving ways to shop at Walmart in their community.”
“Instacart is proud to have grown its partnership with Walmart Canada to help make it even easier for valued customers to get the groceries and household essentials they need quickly and easily,” said Nilam Ganenthiran, Instacart’s chief business officer. “Our expanded collaboration shows that demand for online grocery delivery continues to grow in Canada, and we’re proud to work with Walmart Canada to extend their delivery reach into new regions and give customers more ways to access Walmart Canada’s everyday low prices.”
Instacart’s on-demand delivery brings Walmart’s wide variety of products to millions of Canadian customers across the country – including fresh fruits and vegetables, meat, seafood and dairy, as well as health and beauty products, household goods, pet food, baby food, diapers and much more.
Walmart said customers can go online or open the Instacart app on their mobile device, select their city and store, and then begin adding Walmart Canada groceries and household items to their Instacart grocery cart. Customers can then choose a delivery window – in as fast as one hour or, for convenient scheduling, up to five days in advance. An Instacart personal shopper will pick, pack and deliver the order within the customer’s designated timeframe.
The service is now available to customers in communities throughout British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Newfoundland and Labrador, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island.