Harps Food and Instacart first partnered in November 2018 to bring grocery delivery to over 50 select Harps Foods markets in Arkansas, Oklahoma, Kansas and Missouri. Today, Harps announced that grocery pickup will be available via Instacart at select locations throughout their four-state service area, rolling out over the coming months. With this news, customers can order their favorite groceries and everyday essentials online at shop.harpsfood.com, select a time and store location for pickup, and have their groceries delivered right to their car.
“We are excited to expand into both delivery and click and collect services,” said Harps Vice President of Marketing, David Ganoung. “We strive to continue to meet the needs of our valued customers by offering the convenience of both delivery and click and collect services.”
“Our expanded partnership with Harps Food gives customers one more time saving option when shopping for groceries and household essentials,” said Andrew Nodes, Vice President of Retail at Instacart. “We know that customers want choice and we’re excited to offer both pickup and delivery options to Harps Food’s loyal customers.”
To take advantage of Harps grocery pickup service, customers can shop online at shop.harpsfood.com or on the Instacart mobile app and select the pickup option. From there, customers select their city and store, and can begin adding Harps products to their Instacart grocery cart. An Instacart shopper will pick and pack the order to be picked up within the customers designated time frame—in as fast as one hour, or for convenient scheduling, up to five days in advance. After check out, customers will receive a text message instructing them where to park at the store. When a customer arrives at the store for pickup, a friendly Harps associate will deliver the customer’s order to their car.
The Grove location rolled out the new shopping method on Friday, November 1.
"It's actually fairly easy," said Grove Assistant Store Manager Hunter Morris. "All you have to do is go online, create your account, do your shopping and schedule your time, when you want to pick up [your order] or have it delivered."
The store will deliver primarily within city limits, but the pickup option is available to all.
"It's been going fairly smoothly so far," said Morris.
About Harps Food Stores Inc.
With 91 stores in Arkansas, Oklahoma, Kansas and Missouri, Harps continues to grow. The Company's strategy has been to differentiate itself from the competition based on quality, service, and freshness at competitive prices. The Company promotes no solution/no sodium added fresh beef, pork and chicken. With customized cakes, Martha Harp fried chicken, donuts, and rolls, the Harps name signifies quality. Combining the core value of quality with employee-owned service, Harps has become one of the grocery industry's most recognized independent chains.
Instacart is a North American leader in online grocery and one of the fastest growing companies in e-commerce. Instacart’s same-day delivery and pickup services bring fresh groceries and everyday essentials to busy people and families across the U.S. and Canada in as fast as an hour. Instacart has partnered with more than 300 beloved national, regional and local retailers, including Albertsons, ALDI, Costco, Kroger, Loblaw, Publix, Sam's Club, Sprouts, Walmart Canada, and Wegmans, among others, to deliver from nearly 25,000 stores across more than 5,500 cities in North America. The company’s cutting-edge enterprise technology also powers the e-commerce platforms of some of the world's biggest retail players, supporting their white-label websites, applications and delivery solutions. Instacart offers an Instacart Express membership for unlimited free delivery on orders over $35. For more information or to start shopping, visit www.Instacart.com.