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7-Eleven Deepens Ties With Instacart

Delivery available in as fast as 30 minutes from nearly 6,000 stores
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IRVING, Texas — 7-Eleven is expanding its partnership with Instacart, the online grocery platform, to nearly 4,000 new stores nationwide. With this expansion, San Francisco-based Instacart now delivers from nearly 6,000 7-Eleven convenience stores, reaching nearly 60 million U.S. households.

Customers also now have access to 7-Eleven delivery via Instacart in as fast as 30 minutes. Customers can choose from thousands of essential products from 7-Eleven—including pantry staples, household items, alcohol, snacks, over-the-counter medication and more—to be delivered from the store to their door.

7-Eleven became Instacart's first c-store partner in September 2020.

With this expanded partnership, 7-Eleven delivery via Instacart is now available across 33 states and Washington D.C. Customers across seven states—including California, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Missouri, New York and Ohio—and Washington D.C. now also have access to alcohol delivery from 7-Eleven stores in as fast as 30 minutes. The companies plan to scale alcohol delivery to more states and stores over the coming months.

“We know the way customers shop for their groceries and goods varies week-by-week. Sometimes people need a full fridge and pantry restock and other times they just need a few things quickly like some snacks for the kids, a bottle of wine for dinner or over-the-counter medication to nurse a headache,” said Chris Rogers, vice president of retail at Instacart. “As more people turn to Instacart to help put food on their tables, we’ve seen customer demand for convenience retailers increase over the last year, with convenience orders on Instacart up by more than 350% since last August. To meet this growing demand, we’re proud to expand with 7-Eleven to nearly 6,000 stores, and give customers across the country access to thousands of essential goods they can now have delivered from the store to their door in as fast as 30 minutes.”

Customers can begin shopping from 7-Eleven’s assortment of convenience products on Instacart by visiting www.instacart.com/711 or opening the Instacart app on their mobile device. An Instacart shopper will pick and deliver the order within the customer’s designated time frame—either on-demand or scheduled in advance. Customers ordering alcohol via Instacart must be over the age of 21, are required to enter their date of birth at checkout and present a valid government ID at the time of delivery.

“7-Eleven strives to be the world’s leader in convenience, which means giving customers what they want, when, where and how they want it,” said Raghu Mahadevan, senior vice president and head of digital at 7-Eleven. “Customers on Instacart can now benefit from thousands of products to be delivered from a 7-Eleven store to their door in 30 minutes or less.”

With the 7-Eleven expansion, Instacart collaborates with more than 600 national, regional and local retailers, including unique brands, to deliver from nearly 55,000 stores across more than 5,500 cities in North America. From fresh produce, pantry staples,and convenience essentials to household items, beauty and wellness products and electronics, Instacart is gives customers access to the goods delivered to their door from their favorite retailers.

Irving, Texas-based 7-Eleven operates, franchises or licenses more than 72,800 stores in 17 countries, including 12,000 in North America, with more than 9,300 in the United States.

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