Dollar Tree adds same-day delivery to 7K stores

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Dive Brief:

  • Dollar Tree has extended same-day delivery in as little as an hour via Instacart to 7,000 additional stores, the companies announced Thursday.
  • The expansion brings Instacart’s delivery service to almost 13,000 Dollar Tree and Family Dollar locations in the contiguous United States and Washington, D.C., representing the majority of the retail chain’s approximately 15,500 stores.
  • Dollar Tree’s announcement adds a significant online presence in the discount retail space as more consumers are turning to delivery for convenience orders.

Dive Insight:

Instacart and Dollar Tree first began collaborating last November, when the companies struck a deal for Instacart to begin making same-day deliveries under a pilot involving 275 stores sporting the Family Dollar banner.

That companies’ relationship grew earlier this year to cover 6,000 Family Dollar locations, paving the way for Instacart to add stores under the…

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