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About Tom Thumb

J.R. Bost and Robert B. Cullum founded Tom Thumb in 1948. Cullum previously worked as a grocery supplier for Toro supermarkets. When the Toro chain closed, Cullum and Bost acquired six of the supermarkets and turned them into Tom Thumb Foods. By 1956, the Tom Thumb grocery chain included 20 stores. The chain continued to acquire and construct new stores at a rapid pace in the following years. Between 1950 and 1966, sales volume doubled.

Randalls acquired the Tom Thumb chain in 1992. Seven years later, Safeway acquired Randalls and replaced many of the Tom Thumb/Randalls brands with Safeway's private labels. In 2015, Albertons acquired Safeway and realigned the 57 Tom Thumb stores operating at that time under the Albertons Southern Division. Today, there are 64 Tom Thumb stores located throughout Texas.

Historically, Tom Thumb stores have featured small formats that provide a neat and compact shopping experience. The recognizable cartoon Tom Thumb wearing a grocer's apron has long stood for the chain's determination to remain competitive despite its small size. However, Tom Thumb has started to open larger "flagship" stores as well. This allows the chain to cater to its local market, whether that means providing a tiny supermarket with a heavy emphasis on deli and prepared food items or developing a massive 53,000-square-foot urban concept grocery.

Why should you shop at Tom Thumb?

Tom Thumb is a community focused grocery chain that works hard to cater to and care for the surrounding neighborhoods. The Tom Thumb Foundation, a part of the Albertsons Companies Foundation, works to help feed populations that are in need within the community. This includes providing food and funding to local food banks, school districts that feed children when school is out of session, and organizations that provide food to seniors.

Tom Thumb carries a wide variety of products, including groceries, pet care items, household goods, personal care products, baby care items, flowers, party supplies, and more. This makes it easy to pick up nearly everything on your shopping list in one convenient place. By shopping at Tom Thumb, you can simplify your errands while enjoying competitive prices.

Tom Thumb's extensive selection can provide you with everything you need for your family meals, whether you like pre-made food products or want to cook from scratch. The produce section has both organic and conventional fruits and vegetables. At the meat counter, you can find a wide selection of fresh staples like ground beef, ground turkey, stew meat, prime tenderloin, ground veal, pork chops, rib roast, and more.

What products does Tom Thumb carry?

Tom Thumb carries all the name brands you know and love, such as Nathan's hot dogs, Jimmy Dean sausage, Thomas bagels, Hostess snack cakes, and more. Whether you're after the iconic flavors of Grey Poupon Dijon mustard or Frank's RedHot sauce, Tom Thumb has you covered.

Tom Thumb stores also have several of their own brands, which offer outstanding quality at highly competitive prices. Shop O Organics products for non-GMO milk, eggs, meat, and produce. Open Nature brand items are free from preservatives and minimally processed to provide outstanding goodness. Lucerne Dairy Farms supplies butter, cream, milk, and cheeses that are farm fresh.

Shop the waterfront BISTRO brand for all your seafood needs, from salmon and shrimp to ready-to-eat crab meat. Under the Primo Taglio label you'll find premium deli products like dry salami, roasted turkey, smoked honey ham, double cream brie, Danish havarti, and shaved parmesan.

The Signature brand family includes Signature Farms, Signature SELECT, Signature Cafe, and the upscale Signature RESERVE line. Tom Thumb also offers the Signature Care product line which includes personal care products, over-the-counter medicine, and first aid supplies, all with a 100% money-back guarantee.

Can you order from Tom Thumb online?

Via Instacart, you can easily order Tom Thumb delivery online. Tom Thumb pickup outside the store may be available at select locations as well. Ordering online, you can easily avoid impulse buys and purchase just what you need in each shopping trip. You don't always have the time for a lengthy grocery run, but Instacart's personal shoppers are always on hand to take over the task for you.

Ordering online, you can conveniently handle any occasion. Order Signature Kitchens instant oatmeal and Lucerne Dairy Farms milk to make sure you're ready to start the next day right. Stock up on pantry staples like spaghetti, pasta sauce, and frozen meatballs to make sure you're always ready to pull together dinner in a pinch. Whether you're ordering flowers, balloons, and ice cream or frozen pizza and popcorn, Tom Thumb delivery can handle it all.

Convenient Tom Thumb delivery is especially helpful if you're feeling under the weather. Have cold medicine, crackers, Gatorade, and soup brought right to your door so you don't have to go out when you don't feel up to it. Instacart is always ready to provide the products you need.

How to order from Tom Thumb

Ordering Tom Thumb delivery or pickup is easy using Instacart. Simply set up your account online or via the app. Provide a few details such as your name and location to see all the stores available in your local Instacart marketplace. You'll have access to your local Tom Thumb as well as other retailers that may be able to handle any needs that aren't covered by Tom Thumb's extensive product line.

Scroll through the available items at your store and fill your cart quickly and easily. You can even leave notes for your personal shopper to make sure you get the perfect cut of meat or fruit at your preferred ripeness. Finally, you'll select from Tom Thumb pickup or delivery, depending on the available options at your store. Your Instacart shopper will take over from here and pick out everything you've added to your cart.

Sign up for Instacart today and get started with your quick and convenient Tom Thumb delivery order.

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