Meijer rolling out home delivery
Meijer is rolling out home delivery in Grand Rapids and "across its six-state footprint."
Walker-based Meijer said today it will begin to expand its home delivery service, starting March 29.
Stores in Grand Rapids, Indianapolis and Fort Wayne, Indiana will see the first rollouts.
Meijer initially launched its delivery service in the Detroit area last September and has made more than 65,000 deliveries since the launch.
Through a partnership with Shipt, customers will be able to order from more than 55,000 items and have orders sent to their homes seven days a week. Meijer said deliveries can take less than an hour in some cases.
Meijer's expansion of the program could create up to 10,000 jobs in the states where Meijer stores are located, according to Shipt CEO Bill Smith.
“We are excited to expand our relationship with Shipt, because together we can offer customers across the Midwest a whole new level of convenience, product variety and service not available before,” Meijer President and CEO Rick Keyes said.
“Now customers can shop a complete grocery list online….Shipt will hand select from a local Meijer store and deliver to a customer’s doorstep.”
Shoppers can choose from many departments, including grocery, baby, health and beauty.
With most Meijer stores open 24 hours, many customers will be able to place orders around the clock.
Shipt memberships are monthly or $99 for a year. Orders of more than $35 are free for members.
Meijer has more than 230 superstores in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky and Wisconsin.
Meijer also announced this month it will invest more than $375 million in new stores and renovations this year.
Shipt has offices in Birmingham, Alabama and San Francisco and serves more than 35 cities.