DOWNERS GROVE, Ill., March 28, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Fresh Thyme Farmers Market®, a rapidly growing Midwest specialty grocer focused on healthy organic products and groceries, announces today that their delivery service, Fresh Thyme Delivers, is available in the majority of its Midwest markets thanks to a partnership with Instacart, the technology-driven on-demand grocery delivery service.

“As part of our ongoing commitment to bringing healthy, natural and organic products to all, we’ve launched Fresh Thyme Delivers, to give shoppers greater access to affordable groceries and products whenever and wherever it’s convenient for them,” said Chris Sherrell, President and CEO of Fresh Thyme.  “The demand for delivery services has never been greater. We’re pleased to combine this new delivery option with access to Fresh Thyme’s 5,000 plus organic items, 8,000 SKUs of vitamin and body care products and many more healthy, wholesome options.”

The service allows Fresh Thyme shoppers to order through FreshThymeDelivers.com, or the Instacart smartphone app, and have groceries delivered to their front door at the time they choose – often in as little as one hour.

Recently, Fresh Thyme has added almost 600 SKUs to their private label assortment, bringing the total to over 1,500. Shoppers with food allergies and specialty diets such as paleo, gluten-free and plant-based will find ample options available for delivery amongst the 30,000 items available for delivery. 

First-time Instacart customers in the delivery areas can take advantage of $20 off their first order of $35 or more with promo code: DeliveryThyme, now through June 30, 2018.

“Customers choose Instacart because of our ability to bring the products they want from their favorite neighborhood stores straight to their doorsteps,” said Sarah Mastrorocco, Instacart’s Vice President of Business Development. “We’re proud to partner with Fresh Thyme Farmers Market, adding the convenience of same-day delivery to their mission to improve the way communities eat by offering fresh and healthy food at amazing values.”

Of Fresh Thyme’s 70 stores, 55 will provide delivery service in 590 zip codes throughout the Midwest, including: Chicago, Bloomington (IL), Cincinnati (OH), Cleveland (OH), Columbus (OH), Dayton (OH), Toledo (OH), Detroit, East Lansing (MI), Fort Wayne (IN), Indianapolis, Evansville (IL), Louisville, Milwaukee, Minneapolis and St. Louis.

To learn more about Fresh Thyme Delivers, please visit: www.FreshThymeDelivers.com.

About Fresh Thyme Farmers Market®
Fresh Thyme Farmers Market is a full-service specialty retailer focusing on value-priced fresh, healthy, natural and organic offerings. It boasts an extensive produce department with organic and local fruits and vegetables, a natural meat department, healthy deli foods to go, bakery goods, 400 bulk food bins, dairy and frozen, health supplement products, and its own line of organic and natural private label products. Learn more at www.freshthyme.com.

About Instacart
Instacart helps people cross grocery shopping off their to-do lists with just a few clicks. Customers use the Instacart website or app to fill their virtual shopping cart with items from their favorite, local stores and Instacart connects them with shoppers who hand pick the items and deliver them straight to their door. Founded in San Francisco in 2012, Instacart has quickly scaled to over 220 markets and partnered with retailers across North America, including popular national chains as well as local, regional grocers. By combining a personal touch with cutting-edge technology, Instacart offers customers a simple solution to save time and eat fresh food from the most trusted grocery brands. Instacart is the only grocery service that can meet today’s on-demand lifestyle by delivering in as little as one hour. Visit www.instacart.com for more information.

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