In many national markets, well recognized grocery store chains are known to provide grocery deliver options for those in urban areas. However, local grocery delivery services appear to dominate the Pennsylvania grocery delivery market.
These small businesses provide grocery delivery services for urban professionals who are too busy to do their own shopping, seniors who do not get around as well as they did when they were younger, and those who have limited transportation options. Because there is a moderate to high demand for the service in many of Pennsylvania's cities and the barrier to entry is fairly low, many small grocery deliver service businesses are quickly establishing client lists.
Grocery Delivery Services in Pennsylvania
|Blue Apron||Recipe creations and pre-proportioned ingredients delivered to your door.|
|Five Star Home Foods|
Philadelphia, Allentown, Elizabeth, Jersey City, Newark
|FreshDirect.com||Beginning in the New York market in '02, FreshDirect grew in popularity and they have now expanded to multiple cities and states in the Northeast. Known for its options of Organic, Local, and Kosher food, the company has more than 2,000 employees and a variety of additional options.|
New York City, Jersey City, Philadelphia
|Harvest Local Foods|
|Heartland Home Foods||1583 Sulphur Spring Road|
District of Columbia, Baltimore
|Instacart||Personal shoppers shop at Safeway, Trader Joe's, Whole Foods & Costco. Recently partnered with Whole Foods Market to offer same-day grocery delivery services in select cities.|
San Francisco, Chicago, Boston, Philadelphia, Denver, Houston, Austin, Seattle, Atlanta, Los Angeles, New York City, Portland, District of Columbia, San Jose
Atlanta, Little Rock, Hollywood, Tampa, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Sacramento, Roseville, Clearwater, Coral Springs, Jacksonville, Orlando, St. Petersburg, Athens, Boise, Springfield, Raleigh, Charlotte, Greensboro, Winston-Salem, Milwaukee
|Whole Foods Market||Whole Foods Market, based out of Austin, TX, recently partnered with Instacart to deliver groceries to customers, or participate in in-store pickup.|
Atlanta, Austin, Boston, San Francisco, Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, New York City, Philadelphia, Portland, Seattle, District of Columbia, San Jose
We Go Shop is an example of a local grocery delivery service in Pennsylvania operating in Greensburg, Eagle Rock, Pleasant Unity, and Youngwood. Using information technology, they take orders 24 hours a day for next day delivery. Depending on availability of their shoppers, We Go Shop offers customers same day delivery when they make arrangements over the phone. If a customer's delivery area is not shown on We Go Shop's website, customers may add their area for potential delivery. When the business gets enough demand for a Pennsylvania city, they add the area to their delivery list.
Schwans is a nationally recognized specialty food delivery service with a reputation for quality and great service. Unlike the streamlined services of other delivery operations that utilize shipping services like FedEx and UPS in their logistics models, Schwans provides personalized delivery service with their own trucks for Pennsylvania customers in cities like Harrisburg.
Pennsylvania cities like Philadelphia are becoming more cosmopolitan as its population welcomes immigrants from around the world. This new population has spawned the demand for more ethnic grocery delivery services, like Asian Food Grocer and MexGrocer.
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