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Shipt expands same-day grocery delivery to Knoxville

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BIRMINGHAM, AL – Shipt, a leading online marketplace, has begun same-day delivery of an assortment of groceries and household essentials with Gordon Food Service Store in four major metro areas. Shipt delivers same-day from Daytona Beach and Orlando, Florida, St. Louis, Missouri and Knoxville, Tennessee.

Shipt has operated across the Midwest and the Southeast for nearly three years, and this expansion gives more than 1.1 million households across these four metro areas access to Gordon Food Service Store products delivered by Shipt in as little as one hour. To celebrate the announcement, new Shipt members in these four metros will receive a 2 week free trial and $15 credit off their first order.

“As Shipt expands into more communities, we are dedicated to delivering each and every item on our members’ grocery lists to their doorstep from the retailers they love. The addition of Gordon Food Service Store in these cities brings an option for cost-efficient and large-format grocery orders to our Shipt members.” said Bill Smith, founder and chief executive officer, Shipt. “Through our app, our members have access to everything they need, when they need it, right at their fingertips.”

Founded in 2014, Shipt is committed to simplifying its members’ lives by offering a new, convenient same-day shopping experience. Shipt’s marketplace gives members the ability to browse, search and shop the in-store assortment of products online. Members can note preferences, choose a one-hour delivery window and pay for their order, all within the app. Shipt's expert team of shoppers takes care of selecting, bagging and delivering the items. The annual membership grants access to free, unlimited delivery on orders of more than $35.

“We’re excited that our partnership with Shipt will offer our customers convenient access to quality products that will help them create food experiences that people choose, enjoy, and remember,” said Mark Dempsey, Gordon Food Service Store Marketing Manager. “We’re looking forward to continuing to grow alongside Shipt.”

To support the expansion, Shipt plans to add to its network of shoppers throughout the four metro areas to be part of the team responsible for ensuring complete, accurate fulfillment of each order. To apply to be a Shipt Shopper, visit and click “Get Paid to Shop.”

Shipt is a membership-based online grocery marketplace delivering fresh foods and household essentials through a community of shoppers and a convenient app. Shipt offers quality, personalized grocery delivery to members for $99 per year, and is available to nearly 50 million households in more than 150 markets across the country. Throughout 2018, Shipt will continue to expand by adding both Target stores and additional retailer partners to its online marketplace, offering members more options to shop. Shipt was founded in The Magic City, Birmingham, Alabama, and maintains offices in Birmingham and San Francisco. For more information, visit

For more than 120 years, Gordon Food Service has delivered the excellence, expertise, and quality products our customers need to design successful food operations and experiences. We’ve grown to become the largest family-operated broadline foodservice distributor in North America by upholding the same business approach since 1897—being passionately committed to the people we serve.

Gordon Food Service distributes to foodservice operators in the Midwest, Northeast, Southeast, and Southwest regions of the United States and coast-to-coast in Canada. The company also operates more than 170 Gordon Food Service Store® locations in the U.S., which are open to the public and provide restaurant-quality products and friendly, knowledgeable service without a membership fee.

Published July 22, 2018

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