Meijer makes 500,000 deliveries
Meijer is proving how popular grocery delivery is among its customers.
Walker-based Meijer, through its partnership with Shipt, a grocery delivery company, said today it has surpassed 500,000 deliveries and is on track to make more than 1 million by the end of 2017.
The retailer’s store-to-door service launched in Detroit last September and has since expanded to more than 200 stores.
The service is available to more than 10-million households in Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Illinois, Wisconsin and Kentucky.
So far, for instance, more than 85,000 cases of water, 1-million eggs and 1.5-million pounds of bananas have been delivered to shoppers' homes.
“As e-commerce continues to change the way people shop, we are proud to bring home delivery to the Midwest and innovate the way people shop our stores,” said Rick Keyes, president and CEO, Meijer. “Our goal was to quickly bring a high level of convenience to as many customers as possible, so surpassing a half-million deliveries is a great start, as we continue enhancing this personalized customer-first experience.”
Meijer said because its stores are open 24 hours a day, customers can choose delivery times that are most convenient for them, which allows those with third-shift jobs or “challenging lifestyles” the flexibility to shop and receive orders very early in the morning or late at night.
Meijer has also provided delivery service members the ability to earn mPerks Rewards that can be redeemed in stores, as well as offered sales on hundreds of items each week found through the Shipt app.
Meijer is a privately owned, family run company that operates 235 superstores in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky and Wisconsin.
Founded in 2014, Shipt offers personalized grocery delivery to more than 30-million households in 71 markets nationwide.