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Instacart, 7-Eleven expand delivery partnership

Instacart has announced the expansion of its collaboration with 7-Eleven, the world’s largest convenience retailer, to nearly 4,000 new stores across the U.S. Instacart now delivers from nearly 6,000 7-Eleven stores, reaching nearly 60 million U.S. households across the country.

Customers also now have access to 7-Eleven delivery via Instacart in as fast as 30 minutes, allowing them to access thousands of products including pantry staples, household items, alcohol, snacks, over-the-counter medication, delivered directly from the convenience stores.

With the latest expansion, 7-Eleven delivery via Instacart is now available across 33 states and Washington, D.C. Customers across seven states—including California, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Missouri, New York and Ohio—and Washington, D.C. now also have access to alcohol delivery from 7-Eleven stores in as fast as 30 minutes. The companies plan to scale alcohol delivery to more states and stores over the coming months.

“We know the way customers shop for their groceries and goods varies week-by-week. Sometimes people need a full fridge and pantry restock and other times they just need a few things quickly like some snacks for the kids, a bottle of wine for dinner or over-the-counter medication to nurse a headache,” said Chris Rogers, vice president of retail at Instacart. “We’ve seen customer demand for convenience retailers increase over the last year, with convenience orders on Instacart up by more than 350 percent since last August.”

Customers can begin shopping from 7-Eleven’s assortment of convenience products on Instacart by visiting www.instacart.com/711 or opening the Instacart app on their mobile device. An Instacart shopper will pick and deliver the order within the customer’s designated time frame—either on-demand or scheduled in advance.

Those ordering alcohol via Instacart must be over the age of 21, are required to enter their date of birth at checkout and present a valid government ID at the time of delivery.