Wegmans now delivers – but not to Western New York.
The Rochester-based supermarket has partnered with grocery delivery app Instacart to deliver groceries in Northern Virginia and Maryland. Next, the service will roll out in southern New Jersey, Pennsylvania and the Boston area.
Wegmans does not have any immediate plans to launch the service in New York.
"We continue to evaluate additional markets for the service, however, further expansion depends on customer demand, as well as an Instacart presence," said Michele Mehaffy, a spokeswoman for Wegmans.
Instacart does not yet service Upstate New York.
California-based Instacart uses a website or app to connect customers to personal shoppers, who pick up and deliver groceries. Groceries, which are selected and paid for online, are delivered the same day they're ordered.
Instacart deliveries cost $5.99 on orders of $35 or more. Instacart Express membership, which is available for $99 to $149, offers unlimited one-hour deliveries. Wegmans charges an additional amount to cover the cost of gathering the groceries. The first Instacart delivery is free.
Wegmans began piloting a Personal Shopping program at its Pittsford store in 2014, and has begun offering the service at six stores in Pittsford and New Jersey. It charges a flat $10 fee plus 25 cents per item for orders, which can be placed online and picked up at the curb. There are no plans to expand that service to Western New York yet, either.