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Retailer delivering alcohol

July 10, 2017
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A Shipt shopper fills a grocery order for a home delivery customer. Courtesy Meijer

Summer barbecue hosts will no longer have to leave the grill behind when the cooler runs empty.

Beginning tomorrow, Meijer customers in Michigan can have their beer, wine and spirits delivered to their doors from local stores via Shipt, the membership-based home delivery company that partnered with the Walker-based retailer in March.

Meijer Digital Shopping VP Art Sebastian said expanding Shipt to include alcohol sales was a response to an “incredible amount” of feedback from customers requesting the service.

Currently, Michigan is the lone state where alcohol is included as part of Meijer’s delivery service.

“We think this enhances the level of convenience our home delivery customers in Michigan can enjoy and allows them to take more advantage of what our stores have to offer,” Sebastian said.

Shipt customers who order alcohol will be required to provide valid identification to prove they are of legal drinking age. Shoppers will be required to provide their identification to place the order and again upon receipt of the order.

Since its launch, Shipt customers in Grand Rapids, Detroit, Ann Arbor, Traverse City and lakeshore communities have access to more than 55,000 grocery and daily essentials that are available at their local Meijer stores.

Meijer said this spring it expects expand its delivery service throughout the Midwest over the rest of the year.

Annual memberships for Shipt are $99 per year, and monthly memberships are $14 per month. Delivery for orders exceeding $35 is free, while a flat $7 fee is added to orders less than $35.

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