UberEATS, Instacart launch Tucson delivery services

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The launch of two national delivery services in Tucson this week is making it easier for people to get their groceries and favorite restaurant foods delivered straight to their doorsteps. Instacart, a nationwide grocery and retail delivery service, and UberEATS, a meal-ordering and delivery platform, announced their expansions into Tucson earlier this month. Instacart began serving the Tucson, Catalina Foothills, Oro Valley, South Tucson, Drexel Heights, Flowing Wells, Littletown and Casas Adobes areas on Tuesday, covering approximately 330,000 households. Through Instacart.com or the app, members can buy groceries from local stores including Bashas’, Whole Foods Market, Petco, Costco, Natural Grocers, CVS and Fry’s. David Holyoak, Instacart operations manager, said Instacart aims to “give customers their time back.” “You can have it delivered right when you get home from work,” he said. “Professionals are so busy in today’s world, everything moves so fast. People are working early in the morning to late at night; the last thing they want to do is go grocery shopping at the end of their day.” Deliveries over $35 cost $5.99 each time, but the price can vary if the total is under $35. For customers who want more-frequent deliveries, the company offers an annual membership called Instacart Express, which costs $149 and includes unlimited deliveries for free for any order over $35. At minimum, deliveries can be completed within an hour, but orders can also be placed up to seven...Read more
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