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The Instacart Effect: More Grocery Jobs for Women, Seniors, and Workers Without Higher Education

Company Updates

The Instacart Effect: More Grocery Jobs for Women, Seniors, and Workers Without Higher Education

In recent years, economic studies have revealed the positive impact Instacart has had on the U.S. brick-and-mortar grocery industry and the American economy, showing that we’ve helped increase total U.S. grocery revenue by $6.4 billion…...

Sep 20, 2022
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Introducing Instacart Tastemakers, A New Way to Inspire Your Audience and Monetize Your Content

Company Updates

Introducing Instacart Tastemakers, A New Way to Inspire Your Audience and Monetize Your Content

Earlier this year, Instacart announced the launch of Shoppable Recipes, new product integrations that allow food creators to make their recipes shoppable on Instacart. Shoppable Recipes leverage Instacart’s immense grocery catalog — one of the…...

Sep 19, 2022
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Introducing Connected Stores: Making Shopping Seamless

Company Updates

Introducing Connected Stores: Making Shopping Seamless

For the last decade, we’ve worked with grocers to bring their businesses online, and helped people find their favorite foods and get them delivered to their door in just a few clicks. While there’s a…...

Sep 19, 2022
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Shopper Community

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10 Items or Less: Always Wear a Smile

Shopper Community

10 Items or Less: Always Wear a Smile

The Instacart community is as diverse as the items in the grocery store — every day, tens of thousands of individuals shop, deliver, and become an extension of people’s households. We want to share this…...

Aug 31, 2022
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Unlocking New Ways to Earn for Shoppers

Shopper Community

Unlocking New Ways to Earn for Shoppers

Earlier this year, we introduced our renewed commitments to shoppers, kicking off an ongoing effort to build a better shopping experience. Today, we’re building on our commitment to provide you with ingredients to earn on…...

Aug 24, 2022
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10 Items or Less: Shop Like You're Shopping for Your Own Family

Shopper Community

10 Items or Less: Shop Like You’re Shopping for Your Own Family

The Instacart community is as diverse as the items in the grocery store — every day, tens of thousands of individuals shop, deliver, and become an extension of people’s households. We want to share this…...

Jul 28, 2022
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Taste of Instacart

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Building a Data-Driven company with Anahita Tafvizi, Instacart’s Vice President and Head of Data Science

Taste of Instacart

Building a Data-Driven company with Anahita Tafvizi, Instacart’s Vice President and Head of Data Science

Anahita Tafvizi joined Instacart in early 2021 and today, she leads the Data Science team which has more than doubled in size during her tenure. Our Data Science team is charged with identifying and informing…...

Jul 25, 2022
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Happy Pride, from the Rainbow Carrots Community

Taste of Instacart

Happy Pride, from the Rainbow Carrots Community

Corinne McCreery here, Rainbow Carrots Employee Resource Group Lead. I’m based in Toronto as part of the Catalog Technical Account Management team and started my career with Instacart in San Francisco. I’ve been with the…...

Jul 5, 2022
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Honoring Juneteenth at Instacart

Taste of Instacart

Honoring Juneteenth at Instacart

Last year, we announced Juneteenth as an official company holiday moving forward for all corporate employees. For us, Juneteenth is a day to reflect, listen, learn, and engage in critical conversations around racial injustice. At…...

Jun 16, 2022
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How It's Made

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How Instacart Uses Embeddings to Improve Search Relevance

How It's Made

How Instacart Uses Embeddings to Improve Search Relevance

Authors: Xiao Xiao, Taesik Na, Tejaswi Tenneti, Guanghua Shu As a fast-growing e-commerce platform and the leading grocery technology company, Instacart has an ever-expanding catalog of over 1 billion products from 900+ retailers, spanning a…...

Sep 14, 2022
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Lessons Learned: The Journey to Real-Time Machine Learning at Instacart

How It's Made

Lessons Learned: The Journey to Real-Time Machine Learning at Instacart

Authors: Guanghua Shu and Sahil Khanna Figure 1: How ML models support shopping journey at Instacart Instacart incorporates machine learning extensively to improve the quality of experience for all actors in our “four-sided marketplace” — customers who place orders on…...

Sep 7, 2022
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How Instacart Uses Machine Learning-Driven Autocomplete to Help People Fill Their Carts

How It's Made

How Instacart Uses Machine Learning-Driven Autocomplete to Help People Fill Their Carts

Authors: Esther Vasiete Tejaswi Tenneti For an eCommerce platform like Instacart, Search is an important tool for making shopping feel effortless by helping people find the products they want, even when they are not sure what they’re…...

Aug 30, 2022
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Instacart Retail

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Introducing Connected Stores: Making Shopping Seamless

Company Updates

Introducing Connected Stores: Making Shopping Seamless

For the last decade, we’ve worked with grocers to bring their businesses online, and helped people find their favorite foods and get them delivered to their door in just a few clicks. While there’s a…...

Sep 19, 2022
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Food Lion, GIANT, Hannaford and Stop & Shop Increase Healthy Food Access by Enabling EBT-SNAP Payments for Grocery Delivery

Instacart Retail

Food Lion, GIANT, Hannaford and Stop & Shop Increase Healthy Food Access by Enabling EBT-SNAP Payments for Grocery Delivery

Many people across the United States lack critical access to food. In fact, more than 37 Million Americans face food insecurity. Contributing factors include lack of proximity to groceries, lack of income, and lack of…...

Sep 6, 2022
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How to Turn Every Grocery Delivery Into a Growth Opportunity On Instacart

Instacart Retail

How to Turn Every Grocery Delivery Into a Growth Opportunity On Instacart

Today's retail market is facing massive disruption. Grocers who provided delivery services in response to the pandemic lockdowns now find that consumers continue to appreciate, and expect, the same ease, convenience, and speed of these…...

Aug 12, 2022
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Instacart Ads

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Instacart and Pepsi Team Up For the 2022 Fall Football Season with New Pop-Ups

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Instacart and Pepsi Team Up For the 2022 Fall Football Season with New Pop-Ups

New Instacart Pop-Ups Enable Brands to Inspire and Delight Consumers As They Shop for Life’s Moments As the fall football season kicks off, we’re excited to partner with Pepsi as one of the first brands…...

Sep 15, 2022
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Set up Post-Click Experiences Faster with New Page Templates

Instacart Ads

Set up Post-Click Experiences Faster with New Page Templates

In this article, we take a look at the latest offering in our ads platform. Over the next week we’ll be releasing page templates which were designed to address the needs of ecommerce managers who…...

Sep 14, 2022
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Measuring Your Multi-Tactic Ad Strategy on Instacart

Instacart Ads

Measuring Your Multi-Tactic Ad Strategy on Instacart

As our portfolio of advertising formats continues to grow, comprehensive campaign measurement is critical. It’s no surprise that consumers may interact with multiple ad formats, like display ads or sponsored products, prior to purchasing one…...

Sep 6, 2022
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