BOSTON, MA--(Marketwired - Jun 24, 2015) - Instacart (, the on-demand grocery delivery service whose Personal Shoppers hand pick and deliver items from trusted local stores, today announced a partnership with Asian-inspired grocery chain H Mart to offer delivery to customers, in as little as one hour.

Beginning today, H Mart will bring its top-selling, high-quality products to the Instacart platform -- including its extensive selection of ready to eat items such as curries and KimChi, its fresh assortment of meat and produce, and its core dry goods and ramen products -- fulfilling H Mart's promise of fresh food at value prices.

Customers in Cambridge, Boston, and the immediate surrounding areas can choose from virtually any item carried at their local H Mart store and have delivery right to their doorstep within one hour or in a later one-hour window of their choosing. Prices on Instacart will be the same as in H Mart stores.

Customers can also combine orders from other local Instacart partners such as Whole Foods Market and Harvest Co-Op Markets, adding their favorite products from H Mart to their regular weekly grocery list.

"H Mart is a local favorite for authentic Asian products, so we are thrilled to be able to bring those hard to find items to customers for the first time through simple online ordering and convenient one-hour delivery," said Nilam Ganenthiran, Vice President of Business Development and Strategy at Instacart. "We look forward to growing this partnership and continuing to offer such a wide variety of options to our customers. Instacart is an effective online delivery platform for all verticals of grocery stores, with H Mart as the largest specialty Asian-focused supermarket in the United States."

"Instacart has quickly established itself as the go to provider of grocery delivery," said Sam Q Kim, Director of Marketing & Management Planning at H Mart. "By partnering with Instacart we can reach more customers who may not be able to make it into the store each week but would like our items delivered fresh to their doorstep with just a few simple clicks. The fact that we can bring this service to our customers and keep prices the same is a real win for them and something we're very excited about."

Launched in San Francisco in 2012 and now serving customers in 16 markets, Instacart has fundamentally changed how consumers and businesses get their groceries. Instacart connects its customers with Personal Shoppers who shop for and deliver grocery orders in as little as an hour. This innovate delivery process eliminates the need for costly infrastructure such as inventory, warehouses, and delivery trucks and led to Instacart being named "America's Most Promising Company" by Forbes Magazine in January 2015.

New customers can sign-up at, and get free delivery on their first order. Future orders cost just $3.99 for two-hour delivery or $5.99 for one-hour delivery. Customers can also purchase a $99 annual Instacart Express membership and receive free delivery on any order over $35.

About H Mart
We are H Mart, short for "Han Ah Reum," which just happens to mean "One Arm Full of Groceries." We're an Asian-inspired supermarket started in 1982 in Queens, New York. Despite our small beginnings, we have grown because of our continuous commitment to the freshest ingredients in all our offerings -- while never forgetting that value is just as important. We hope our culture brings you new inspiration and we look forward to seeing you soon.

About Instacart
Instacart allows people to order groceries online by connecting them with workers who hand pick items at customers' local, favorite stores and deliver straight to their doors. Founded in San Francisco in 2012, Instacart has quickly scaled to 16 cities across the US and partnered with dozens of grocery retailers, including popular national chains (Whole Foods Market, Costco, Petco) as well as local, regional grocers (Fairway Market, Bi-Rite, Plum Market). By combining a personal touch with cutting-edge technology, Instacart offers customers a simple solution to save time and eat fresh food from the grocery brands they trust. Instacart is the only grocery service that can meet today's on-demand lifestyle by delivering in as little as one hour. First delivery is free at

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