Instacart, a San Francisco-based grocery delivery service, is about to expand its footprint in Southern California to serve an additional 1 million households.
The company — which already serves nearly 2 million households in the Los Angeles area and more than 49 million nationwide — will begin the expanded service on Tuesday. It will allow residents to shop online at Stater Bros., Smart & Final, Costco, Petco and Whole Foods Market and Ralphs and have their groceries delivered to their doorsteps in as little as an hour.
It will also bump Instacart’s footprint up to more than 50 million households served.
Instacart plans to hire more than 300 new shoppers to handle the increased business.
“We’re actually doing a lot of launches concurrently,” said Sean Twersky, regional director of Instacart’s operations west of the Mississippi. “We just did Tulsa last week and we’re launching in new areas all the time.”
The Southern California expansion will bring Instacart into 14 additional L.A. County cities, including Pomona, Baldwin Park, Covina, West Covina, Diamond Bar and Claremont, among others.
Deliveries will likewise be expanded to San Bernardino and Riverside counties, which the company previously didn’t serve.
The expansion into San Bernardino County will include nearly 20 cities, including Chino Hills, Rancho Cucamonga, Ontario, Montclair, Upland, San Bernardino and Fontana.
The Riverside County expansion will add 24 communities, including Riverside, Indio, Coachella, La Quinta, Palm Desert, Palm Springs and Corona.
In Ventura County, service will be available in Ventura, Casitas Springs, Mussel…
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