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Bottoms Up — Instacart Predicts the ‘Drink of the Summer’ 🍹

Company Updates

Bottoms Up — Instacart Predicts the ‘Drink of the Summer’ 🍹

Summer is nearly here and that’s something we’d like to raise a glass to. Without a doubt, refreshing alcoholic beverages and delicious mocktails play a big role when it comes to summertime fun. According to…...

May 24, 2022
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Instacart Ads Expands to Canada with Danone, Purina, Unilever and More

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Instacart Ads Expands to Canada with Danone, Purina, Unilever and More

With Sponsored Product Now Available in Canada, CPG Brands Are Leveraging Instacart to Drive Growth Across North America We’re proud to announce the expansion of Instacart Ads in Canada. Today, CPG brands and media agencies…...

May 17, 2022
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10 for 10: Instacart’s Food Trend Hall of Fame

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10 for 10: Instacart’s Food Trend Hall of Fame

Today is Instacart’s 10th birthday! When we launched the app in 2012, we made online grocery shopping affordable and accessible to families across North America. And today, we’re proud that Instacart has become such a…...

May 12, 2022
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Shopper Community

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Our Commitment to Shoppers: A Community Built on Best Intent

Shopper Community

Our Commitment to Shoppers: A Community Built on Best Intent

We’re rolling out a suite of new product features each month to further our commitment to shoppers and share more about how we’re building an even better shopper experience. This month, we’re sharing more about…...

May 24, 2022
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Improving Your Post Batch Experience

Shopper Community

Improving Your Post Batch Experience

Your experience on the platform is important to us — it helps us ensure we build a fair, considerate and compassionate community. You can now let us know how each batch went using the post…...

May 24, 2022
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Changing How Ratings Work 

Shopper Community

Changing How Ratings Work 

You’ve told us that the current ratings system needs changes, that it’s frustrating when a few bad ratings affect your access to batches. That's why we’re changing how ratings work to make it more fair…...

May 24, 2022
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Taste of Instacart

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Data Engineering and Infrastructure at Instacart with Engineering Manager Abhi Kalakuntla

Taste of Instacart

Data Engineering and Infrastructure at Instacart with Engineering Manager Abhi Kalakuntla

“It sounds cliché, but data drives Instacart’s entire business—our logistics and shopping processes, as well as our ordering experience, are all based on data,” explains Abhi Kalakuntla, Engineering Manager on Instacart’s growing Data Infrastructure team.…...

May 26, 2022
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Introducing Flex First, Instacart’s Future of Work 

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Introducing Flex First, Instacart’s Future of Work 

Since Instacart’s earliest days, we primarily built our culture in-person. We designed beautiful offices in San Francisco, Toronto, Atlanta and New York, hosted epic events and thought of our employee experience as a series of…...

May 6, 2022
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Honoring Black History Month with Nightshades

Taste of Instacart

Honoring Black History Month with Nightshades

Nightshade (noun)night·shade | \ ˈnīt-ˌshād \A family of flowering plants that ranges from annual and perennial herbs to vines, lianas, epiphytes, shrubs, and trees, and includes a number of agricultural crops, medicinal plants, spices, weeds,…...

Feb 24, 2022
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How It's Made

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Data Engineering and Infrastructure at Instacart with Engineering Manager Abhi Kalakuntla

Taste of Instacart

Data Engineering and Infrastructure at Instacart with Engineering Manager Abhi Kalakuntla

“It sounds cliché, but data drives Instacart’s entire business—our logistics and shopping processes, as well as our ordering experience, are all based on data,” explains Abhi Kalakuntla, Engineering Manager on Instacart’s growing Data Infrastructure team.…...

May 26, 2022
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Tooling to Find More Items, More Quickly

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Tooling to Find More Items, More Quickly

How Instacart’s Fulfillment Technology group is working to make picking all of the items on your list as painless as possible Authors: Benjamin S. Knight & Jason Cromer Introduction Is that wedge of Wisconsin sharp cheddar…...

May 25, 2022
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Your Fully Personalized Grocery Store:  How Ads can improve your online shopping experience

How It's Made

Your Fully Personalized Grocery Store: How Ads can improve your online shopping experience

Written by Girija Narlikar, Engineering Director, Ads Quality Imagine your favorite neighborhood grocery store, except that it’s arranged especially for you on every visit. Instacart’s ads platform is powering a marketplace filled with digital stores…...

Feb 2, 2022
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Instacart Retail

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Expanding Same-Day Alcohol Delivery in Partnership with Meijer to Reach Nearly 75% of U.S. Households

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Expanding Same-Day Alcohol Delivery in Partnership with Meijer to Reach Nearly 75% of U.S. Households

With alcohol continuing to rise as one of the most popular digital aisles on Instacart, we’re proud to announce the expansion of Instacart’s alcohol footprint in partnership with Meijer. By partnering with Meijer to deliver…...

Nov 8, 2021
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Delivering Value from Dollar Tree to Customers Nationwide

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Delivering Value from Dollar Tree to Customers Nationwide

When it comes to major household expenses, we know that every dollar counts. More and more people are relying on dollar stores to save on everyday essentials like paper goods and cleaning supplies, school and…...

Oct 28, 2021
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Welcome Caper AI to Instacart!

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Welcome Caper AI to Instacart!

We’re excited to share that today we announced our acquisition of Caper AI (“Caper”), a leading AI-powered cart and checkout platform.  Over the years, Instacart has been at the forefront of helping retailers move their…...

Oct 19, 2021
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Instacart Ads

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The Importance of Tracking Against Sales Velocity 

Instacart Ads

The Importance of Tracking Against Sales Velocity 

Sales figures are key for brands to track and measure product performance. Category share, derived from this sales data, can also play an important role in giving you an idea of how you are competing. …...

May 18, 2022
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Instacart Ads Expands to Canada with Danone, Purina, Unilever and More

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Instacart Ads Expands to Canada with Danone, Purina, Unilever and More

With Sponsored Product Now Available in Canada, CPG Brands Are Leveraging Instacart to Drive Growth Across North America We’re proud to announce the expansion of Instacart Ads in Canada. Today, CPG brands and media agencies…...

May 17, 2022
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Why Did Instacart Reject My Product Image?

Instacart Ads

Why Did Instacart Reject My Product Image?

We recently shared information about product images on Instacart, best practices for submitting product images, and how to know if your product images were approved. If you haven’t read these articles, it may be helpful…...

May 13, 2022
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