SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - April 06, 2016) - Instacart (, the fast-growing retail delivery service whose personal shoppers hand pick and deliver items from trusted local stores, announced today that Asian-inspired grocery chain H Mart is expanding its partnership with Instacart to Washington, D.C. suburbs area after successful launches in Philadelphia and Orange County. As of today, customers in Northern Virginia and Maryland can order authentic Asian products from H Mart on the Instacart platform, and have them delivered straight to their doorsteps in as little as one hour.

H Mart began in 1982 in Queens, New York. "We have grown because of our continuous commitment to the freshest ingredients in all of our offerings," said Sam Kim, Director of Marketing and Management Planning at H Mart. "Instacart has a proven track record of success with customers, and we're glad to expand this service to customers in communities neighboring Washington D.C."

The Instacart H Mart partnership piloted in Boston in June 2015. Philadelphia was the first expansion city. Instacart H Mart delivery will soon be available in select zip codes throughout Atlanta, the Chicago suburbs, Los Angeles, and Houston.

"The DC metro area has a vibrant international community and customers love having this convenient shopping option for ethnic foods," said Vishwa Chandra, VP of Retail Accounts at Instacart. "We will continue to provide customers with new choices, so that we can make the shopping experience as seamless and convenient as possible."

Initial delivery locations throughout Northern Virginia include: Alexandria, Arlington Clarendon, Ballston, and Falls Church. Initial delivery locations throughout Maryland include: Bethesda, Potomac, Chevy Chase, Silver Spring, and Rockville.

How Instacart works: Customers go online to or open the Instacart mobile app on their iPhone or Android device, select their city and store, add items to a virtual cart, and then choose a delivery window (within one hour, within two hours, or some scheduled time in the future) and check out. An Instacart Personal Shopper accepts the order on his/her smartphone, uses the Instacart Shopper app to guide them through shopping, and then delivers the order to the customer in the designated delivery timeframe.

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About H Mart:

H Mart is an Asian-American supermarket chain that has been in business for over 30 years, specializing in Asian and Western groceries, fresh/frozen meats, seafood and produce. Since the first H Mart was opened in Woodside, NY in 1982, H Mart has expanded its market continuously, so H Mart has opened 52 stores across the nation. H Mart has the cost-efficient procurement system that enables the company to provide all the fresh and frozen meats and groceries for retail sale. The high level of purchasing power allows H Mart to offer various items to customers at substantially lower prices. Also, H Mart offers a full line of Asian groceries as well as a broad range of Western groceries. H Mart provides customers with competitive prices for high quality products, and we continuously upgrade our operations to attract more diverse ethnic groups. The Number One Asian-American Supermarket in America!

About Instacart

Instacart allows people to order groceries online by connecting them with personal shoppers 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 19 metropolitan areas across the U.S. and partnered with dozens of grocery retailers, including popular national chains (Whole Foods Market, Costco, Petco) as well as local, regional grocers (Marsh Supermarkets, Bi-Rite, Cub Foods). 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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