Friday, May 24, 2024

East Coast Shoppers Gain New, Convenient Grocery Delivery Options

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(BPT) - Whether you need groceries for your weekly meal prep, last-minute ingredients for tonight’s dinner or stocking up for upcoming holidays, you can now have your groceries delivered straight to your door from Stop & Shop through DoorDash! Thanks to a new partnership between the grocery retail chain Stop & Shop and local commerce platform DoorDash, shoppers in the North East will have access to thousands of new items, including high-quality fresh produce, meat, seafood, household essentials, convenience items, and more.

The partnership reflects the booming trend of online grocery shopping and delivery. Today, more than half of the U.S. population, some 150 million people, regularly order groceries online and get them delivered, according to Statista.

The trend caught fire during the pandemic. That's not surprising — people didn't want to leave their homes to shop in a public place. What has surprised some analysts is the steady increase in online grocery shopping after the pandemic was over. The 2023 Online Grocery Shopping Report found that 56% of consumers were buying groceries online more frequently than the prior year.

So why are so many people skipping the trip to the grocery store? For one, consumers are able to access a wide variety of grocery stores from the comfort of their home, offering more options, value, and convenience. See more on online grocery shopping below:

Convenience. In today’s busy world, convenience is key. Between juggling work, family, and everything in between, sometimes you just need a flexible option to get all your grocery and home essentials delivered without needing to leave the house. It's a huge time saver and one more chore off your plate. With the touch of a button you can order all your grocery and household essentials to arrive at your doorstep in just a few hours or you can schedule ahead of time to arrive right when you need it to.

Variety. With the addition of Stop & Shop, consumers can now experience a whole new world of brands from their vast inventory — from locally-sourced produce and pantry staples, to specialty items and more.

Value. When shopping in-store, it can be hard to tally up in your head how much you're spending. But with ordering online, you see the price as you go, making it easier to stick to your budget. Plus, by shopping at any Stop & Shop location near you, you can rest assured you are getting high-quality items at affordable prices from your local grocery store! Even better, the GO Rewards loyalty program shoppers know and love is available in the app experience. All you have to do is input your loyalty card to save on weekly promotions and earn points with every eligible purchase.

Accessibility. With grocery delivery at your fingertips, you now have the freedom to browse through endless options and purchase exactly what you need, when you need it — all from the comfort of your own home. And if you tend to buy the same few staples week after week, with DoorDash’s reorder feature, you can keep your pantry fully stocked with your everyday essentials — just simple, stress-free grocery shopping.

To offer even more savings to consumers, all Stop & Shop stores will also be available on DashPass, DoorDash’s membership program that offers members $0 delivery fee and reduced service fee on eligible orders plus member-only benefits from thousands of restaurants, grocery, and convenience stores nationwide. DashPass members save $5 per eligible order on average.* Plus, first-time Stop & Shop shoppers can enjoy 40% off their order, up to $20 on orders of $40+ with promo code ‘NEWGROCERY’ on DoorDash**.

So, what are you waiting for? Sit back and relax while DoorDash takes care of the rest.

*DashPass benefits apply only to eligible orders that meet the minimum subtotal requirement listed on DoorDash for each participating merchant. Other fees (including service fee), taxes, and gratuity still apply. After signing up for DashPass, you will be charged the then-current renewal price (plus applicable taxes) automatically on a recurring basis until you cancel. DashPass terms (including how to cancel) here.

40% Off Your Order, up to $20: Offer valid through 4/30/2024. Valid only on orders with a minimum subtotal greater than $40, excluding taxes and fees. Maximum discount value using promo code is $20. Offer available to new customers to Food Lion, Stop & Shop, GIANT, MARTIN'S, GIANT Heirloom, Giant Food, Hannaford on DoorDash only. Limit one per person. Not valid for the purchase of alcohol. Fees, taxes, and gratuity still apply. All deliveries subject to availability. Must have or create a valid DoorDash account with a valid form of accepted payment on file. No cash value. Non-transferable. Use promo code NEWGROCERY to redeem. See full terms and conditions at https://drd.sh/8ONpZP/.