News | January 18, 2018

Shipt Expands Delivery Pilot With Lidl To Richmond

Membership-based grocery delivery service expands pilot with international retailer, adding new locations in Richmond, VA

Birmingham, AL (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) - Shipt, a rapidly growing online grocery marketplace, today announced a pilot program expansion with Lidl, one of the world’s largest retailers. This expansion follows successful pilot launches in North and South Carolina in late 2017. Starting January 25th, 2018 Shipt will begin home delivery from Lidl stores to Richmond residents.

Cumulatively, more than 340,000 households across Richmond now have the ability to shop grocery and household items from Lidl stores, delivered by Shipt. To celebrate, new Shipt members who sign up prior to expansion will receive an annual membership for $49 (regularly $99).

Founded in 2014, Shipt is committed to simplifying its members’ lives by offering a new, convenient grocery shopping experience. Delivering grocery stores’ full selection of items, Shipt’s marketplace gives customers the ability to browse their local stores’ aisles online, in addition to categories featuring healthy ingredients, seasonal selections, and inspiration for quick, easy meals.

“Shipt is dedicated to bringing a modern grocery delivery experience to the Richmond community. Our pilot expansion with Lidl is an example of Shipt’s commitment to offering members more delivery options,” said Bill Smith, founder and CEO of Shipt.

Since opening its first U.S. stores in June 2017, Lidl has built a loyal following among customers who appreciate Lidl’s high quality products. The pilot program with Shipt offers Lidl customers an additional avenue to access fresh produce and award-winning products, providing a time-saving solution for families who already know and love the Lidl brand.

“Lidl is proud to offer our customers in the Richmond area high quality groceries and award-winning products at low prices,” said Zara Khaleeli, Senior Project Manager at Lidl. “By piloting grocery delivery with Shipt, our customers in the Richmond area will have access to an additional, seamless way to shop for the products they love.”

Leading up to the expansion, Shipt plans to hire additional shoppers throughout the Richmond network. They will be a part of the team responsible for ensuring complete, accurate fulfillments of each order. To apply to be a Shipt Shopper, visit Shipt.com and click “Get Paid to Shop.”

About Shipt
Shipt, the nation's fastest growing online grocery marketplace, works with leading retailers and local stores to deliver groceries via a community of shoppers and a convenient app. Since its founding in 2014, Shipt has been rapidly expanding and now offers quality, personalized grocery delivery to over 30 million households in more than 70 markets across the country. Shipt offers unlimited grocery deliveries to members for $99 per year. The company currently has offices in Birmingham, AL, and San Francisco, CA. For more information, visit Shipt.com.

About Lidl
Lidl operates more than 10,000 stores in 28 countries, offering customers the highest quality fresh produce, meat, bakery items and a wide array of household products at the lowest possible prices. Lidl first established its U.S. headquarters in Arlington County, Virginia in June 2015. Since then, it has announced regional headquarters and distribution centers in Spotsylvania County, Virginia, Alamance County, North Carolina, Cecil County, Maryland and Bartow County, Georgia. For more information, visit www.lidl.com.

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SOURCE: Shipt