Schnucks expanding delivery as Instacart enters St. Louis

As competition for customers heats up with more places to buy groceries, Schnuck Markets is betting big on online ordering and same-day delivery.

Beginning next month, Schnucks is rolling out a new delivery service at 29 of its local stores, including the Metro East, to both homes and businesses.

Maryland Heights-based Schnucks is among several retailers partnering with Instacart to offer online ordering and delivery beginning Feb. 16. Other retailers that will begin offering delivery through Instacart locally next month are Straub’s, Shop ’n Save, Whole Foods Market, Costco and Petco.

Based in San Francisco, rapidly growing Instacart provides delivery service for retailers across the country in 30 markets. Instacart plans to hire at least 50 people in the St. Louis area, a spokesperson said.

Schnucks’ expansion of delivery capabilities comes as other retailers are also expanding delivery and pickup services.

Read more: St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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