Albertsons launches new service in over 2,000 locations but special shoppers will get the benefits for free

ALBERTSONS has launched a new service to give shoppers faster collection and delivery.

In recent years, more and more shoppers have opted for grocery pickup and delivery.

Albertsons announced it will offer a new pickup and delivery service that has orders ready in just 30 minutes


Albertsons announced it will offer a new pickup and delivery service that has orders ready in just 30 minutesPhoto credit: Getty

As stores work to adapt their services to customer needs, they are competing with each other for the fastest pickup times.

This week, Albertsons announced the launch of its Flash Grocery service, allowing customers to receive their DriveUp & Go orders and delivery orders in just 30 minutes.

“Shoppers today want quick pickup and delivery, and Albertsons is meeting those expectations with our new Flash service,” said Stephen Menaquale, senior vice president of e-commerce and fulfillment at Albertsons.

“Whether you’re missing a key ingredient for tonight’s dinner or need a healthy snack for your child’s lunchbox, families can turn to Albertsons to quickly restock their groceries and household staples.”

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The cost for pickup orders is $3.95 and delivery orders are $11.95.

Customers who are members of the FreshPass program – an unlimited grocery delivery service – are eligible for free Flash pickup orders and $2 Flash delivery orders.

Pickup orders are ready in 30 minutes, but delivery orders can take up to 50 minutes.

The Flash service is available at more than 2,000 locations, including Albertsons, Safeway, ACME and Tom Thumb banner stores.


Last October, Kroger announced its $25 billion merger with Albertsons, sparking a backlash from the U.S. Congress.

The Federal Trade Commission is investigating both retailers because it fears the merger could reduce competition and increase grocery prices.

In a letter, Congress expressed its concerns, saying: “We urge the Federal Trade Commission to carefully examine the likely competitive impact of this acquisition.”

“This acquisition threatens to create anti-competitive concentration in markets across the country, harming consumers, workers and small businesses.”

To address federal regulators’ antitrust concerns, Kroger said the combined company would likely divest some stores.

The company’s regulatory filing states that a maximum of 650 stores will be allowed to close. However, sources familiar with the matter told Reuters that the figure under discussion was 400 deals.

Meanwhile, Aldi announced a major move to offer “more affordable groceries”.

Additionally, BJ’s Wholesale Club has announced a change that will reduce wait times for members.

Aila Slisco

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