Jewel-Osco launches online ordering for pickup, delivery
ITASCA, Ill. — Albertsons’ Jewel-Osco banner is bringing a new service to its Chicago customers. The chain will roll e-commerce through its website on out on Nov. 7, allowing customers to shop online for groceries that they can pick up or have delivered.
“This gives people another option when shopping for groceries,” Jewel-Osco president Doug Cygan said. “The Jewel-Osco e-commerce department allows for the company to come full circle as we began delivering tea in 1899.”
The banner has designated 11 stores to fulfill the orders, allowing customers to enter their ZIP code to find the store nearest to them. Six of the 11 stores will offer in-store pick-up. The delivery charge will range from $5.95 to $7.95 based on the time of day and window selected, with a minimum order of $49, the company said. First-time orders will receive free delivery.
Jewel-Osco said it has purchased 60 new trucks that are equipped to accommodate fresh food delivery, and said it has hired 100 new employees to fulfill orders.
Publix to offer discount for military personnel and families on Veteran’s Day
LAKELAND, Fla. — Publix will be honoring the men and women of the armed forces, and their loved ones by offering a 10% discount on Veteran’s Day, Nov. 11.
“Publix is proud to honor the men and women who serve and protect our country and our freedom, " Maria Brous, director of media and community relations, said. “We support the military and their families through many programs throughout our operating areas. Publix’s Veteran’s Day discount is an extension of our military support. It’s one way we continue to serve our communities.”
In order to qualify for the discount, a form of military identification will need to be presented. A military identification card, Veteran identification card, driver’s license with Veteran designation or a copy of DD-214 with a driver’s license will be accepted in all locations.
The discount will only apply to purchases made on Nov. 11, and excludes all alcohol, gift cards, lottery items, money services, postage stamps, prescriptions, tobacco, Publix Curbside service and Publix Delivery Powered by Instacart.
FedEx pickup/drop-off services now available across 7,500 Walgreens locations
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — FedEx and Walgreens on Monday announced that FedEx package pickup and drop-off services are now available at more than 7,500 Walgreens locations in all 50 U.S. states. The milestone comes 10 months after the companies announced a long-term alliance agreement to offer convenient access to FedEx pickup and drop off at thousands of Walgreens locations across the country.
“We are thrilled to have reached this significant milestone for our customers ahead of the holiday season, and we look forward to continuing to work with Walgreens to offer convenient and secure pickup and drop-off services around the country,” stated Raj Subramaniam, executive vice president, chief marketing and communications officer, FedEx Corp. “As online shopping grows, our customers are searching for flexible options, and we stand ready to deliver.”
“Our offering with FedEx is another way customers will find our stores even more accessible to meet their needs," added Richard Ashworth, Walgreens president of operations. "It helps our customers by providing a safe and secure delivery option, while making it easy for them to ship returns and other packages through the FedEx networks.”
“This holiday season, 80% of the U.S. population is within nine minutes of a FedEx hold location,” Subramaniam said.
The Walgreens rollout is part of the nationwide expansion of FedEx OnSite, a network of retail locations offering FedEx pick up and drop off services, including the ability to hold packages for up to five business days. In addition to the more than 7,500 participating Walgreens locations, customers can also find FedEx OnSite in select Albertson’s and Kroger grocery stores.
Customers can redirect packages to a FedEx OnSite location or other FedEx hold locations, including more than 1,800 FedEx Office locations, using FedEx Delivery Manager.