STEW LEONARD’S ANNOUNCES STEW’S FRESH DELIVERY POWERED BY INSTACART
Same Day Grocery Delivery Service in as Little as One Hour
Norwalk, Conn. – (November 1, 2017) – Family owned and operated Stew Leonard’s today announced Stew’s Fresh Delivery Powered by Instacart, the technology-driven, nationwide on-demand grocery delivery service. Starting Wednesday, November 1, 2017, same-day grocery delivery service will be available to 365,000 households within a 20-30 minute drive of Stew Leonard’s farm fresh food stores in Norwalk, Danbury, and Newington, Conn. as well as in Yonkers, Farmingdale, and East Meadow, N.Y.
“One hundred years ago, my grandfather delivered fresh milk from Norwalk’s Clover Farms dairy to our local customers,” notes president and CEO Stew Leonard Jr. “In 1969, my father first opened Stew Leonard’s and we now welcome more than 20 million shoppers to our six stores every year! But our family also recognizes that today’s shoppers value the convenience that comes along with home-delivery. We’re proud to now offer Stew’s Fresh Delivery!”
Starting on the date of launch, customers can visit shop.stewleonards.com or download the Instacart app and enter their zip code to determine if they are within the Stew Leonard’s delivery area. Once signed in, shoppers can fill their virtual carts with all their farm fresh favorites from throughout the store, including cut to order meat, fresh baked cookies and bagels, handmade mozzarella, fruits and vegetables, and gourmet selections from Mrs. Leonard’s prepared food case. At check out, customers choose a delivery window within one hour, two hours, or up to seven days in advance. Once the order is placed and accepted, items are hand-picked by Instacart’s shoppers and delivered.
Customers who sign up for Stew’s Fresh Delivery by February 1, 2018 using code stewsexpress will have free delivery on orders over $35 for up to a year.
For more information on Stew’s Fresh Delivery Powered by Instacart, please visit shop.stewleonards.com.
About Stew Leonard’s
Stew Leonard’s, a family-owned and operated fresh food store founded in 1969, has six stores in Norwalk, Danbury, and Newington, Conn. and in East Meadow, Farmingdale and Yonkers, N.Y. Stew’s earned its nickname, the “Disneyland of Dairy Stores” because of its country-fair atmosphere, with costumed characters and animated entertainment throughout the store that keep children entertained while parents shop. Stew Leonard’s legion of loyal shoppers is largely due to the stores’ passionate approach to customer service: “Rule #1 — The Customer is Always Right”; Rule #2 – If the Customer is Ever Wrong, Re-Read Rule #1.” This principle is so essential to the foundation of the company that it is etched in a three-ton granite rock at each store’s entrance. The company’s culture is built around an acronym for S.T.E.W.: Satisfy the customer; Teamwork gets it done; Excellence makes it better; WOW makes it fun. Stew Leonard’s was included for ten consecutive years on FORTUNE magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work for” list. For more information, visit Stew Leonard’s website at www.stewleonards.com.
Instacart helps people cross grocery shopping off their to-do lists with just a few clicks. Customers use the Instacart website or app to fill their virtual shopping cart with items from their favorite, local stores and Instacart connects them with shoppers who hand pick the items and deliver them straight to their door. Founded in San Francisco in 2012, Instacart has quickly scaled to over 150 markets nationwide and partnered with retailers across the United States, including popular national chains as well as local, regional grocers. By combining a personal touch with cutting-edge technology, Instacart offers customers a simple solution to save time and eat fresh food from the most trusted grocery brands. Instacart is the only grocery service that can meet today’s on-demand lifestyle by delivering in as little as one hour. First delivery is free at www.instacart.com.
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