Tom Thumb launching grocery delivery in DFW

(DALLAS BUSINESS JOURNAL) -- Tom Thumb is joining other grocers like Kroger, Sprouts and Central Market, launching delivery services in Dallas-Fort Worth on Wednesday.

In partnership with parent company Albertsons, Tom Thumb is introducing a fleet of home delivery trucks with multiple temperature zones, so cold products stay frozen and produce stays crisp.

Both Albertsons and Tom Thumb customers can order groceries at www.tomthumb.com or with the Tom Thumb delivery app, available for Android and Apple phones.

The goods are delivered at a date and time selected by the customer.

Tom Thumb joins several other grocery delivery programs available in North Texas. Companies like Instacart, AmazonFresh, Shipt and Plat offers goods from grocers, liquor stores, pet shops and other retailers.

And other businesses like Wal-Mart offer online ordering and curbside pickup.

But despite a crowded delivery market, it seems that there’s room for multiple companies.

"Shipt has served Dallas since 2015. In that time, we have developed an established community of Shipt Shoppers and growing base of members who enjoy the convenience of grocery delivery," Shipt community manager Anne Adams said in an emailed statement to the Dallas business Journal. "Shipt's success in Dallas thus far, combined with our partnership with a great retailer like Central Market, are all indicators of a successful launch in the DFW area (this) week. We look forward to serving more members with an increased coverage area.”

Click here to see this story as it appeared on the Dallas Business Journal.


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