WALKER - The battle between the region’s largest grocers over new e-commerce initiatives continues to escalate.
Meijer Inc., the Walker-based grocery retailer, will expand its home delivery service across all six states in the coming months through its existing partnership with mobile application Shipt Inc.
The expanded delivery service will initially begin in Grand Rapids, Fort Wayne, Ind. and Indianapolis and then expand to the chain’s other markets throughout Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky and Wisconsin, according to a statement.
“We are excited to expand our relationship with Shipt because together we can offer customers across the Midwest a whole new level of convenience, product variety, and service not available before,” Meijer President & CEO Rick Keyes said in a statement. “Now customers can shop a complete grocery list online, having access to our world class assortment of fresh produce, meat, dairy and a number of other essentials that Shipt will hand select from a local Meijer store and deliver to a customer's doorstep.”
Meijer initially rolled out the service with Shipt last September in metro Detroit, as MiBiz reported at the time.
The news comes on the heels of Byron Center-based SpartanNash Co. announcing a new e-commerce initiative in late-February that will allow its customers to order products online and pick them up at the store.