Dollar Tree is hopping on the same-day delivery trend which has gained popularity during the Covid-19 pandemic. Grocery stores and online retailers offering same-day delivery Amazon have gained popularity as more and more Americans were stuck inside their homes. Dollar Tree has chosen third-party delivery service Instacart to offer deliveries from over 6,000 locations.
“Whether stocking up the fridge or pantry, enhancing a home office or virtual school space, or buying everyday at-home essentials, we know value and affordability are top of mind for people across the country,” said Chris Rogers, vice president of retail at Instacart, in a press release.
As many other retailers saw sales drop during the pandemic, dollar stores like Dollar Tree and Dollar General have pressed ahead with aggressive expansion plans and had a growing customer base as people look for value during the recession. Dollar Tree’s Family Dollar sells many household staples, such as food and paper goods, that have seen higher demand as people spend more time at home.
Same-store sales for Family Dollar increased 6.4% in the third quarter, ended Oct. 31, 2020.
Dollar Tree’s CEO Mike Witynski called the new partnership with Instacart “another example of our efforts to better meet the evolving needs of our Family Dollar shoppers.”
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