Smart Foodservice Warehouse Stores has selected membership-based online marketplace Shipt to offer same-day delivery across 15 markets in US western and northwestern regions.
The deal marks Shipt’s entry into the foodservice industry serving restaurants, coffee shops, and catering companies.
As part of the deal, the online marketplace is currently delivering ingredients and restaurant supplies to households and foodservice providers such as caterers, restaurateurs and other small businesses.
The company’s delivery services are currently available to customers across Seattle, Portland; the Bay Area, California, along with select cities in the Pacific Northwest, Idaho, Montana, Nevada and Utah.
Shipt CEO Kelly Caruso said: “Many small business owners across the Western United States trust Smart Foodservice for high-quality wholesale goods at a low price.
“By partnering with Smart Foodservice, we are able to provide convenience and ease to an important sector of restaurateurs, caterers, event planners and more who often order in bulk.”
In addition, Shipt is offering a two-week free trial to its members to celebrate the development.
The company is also planning to add shoppers across the country to be part of its delivery network for ensuring accurate fulfilment of each order.
Smart Foodservice Warehouse Stores sales and marketing vice-president John Mathews said: “Smart Foodservice is committed to providing our customers with a seamless shopping experience, whether that’s in store or through convenient delivery via Shipt.
“We offer more than 8,000 products to our long-standing customers, many of whom are independently owned small businesses who rely on us for convenience without sacrificing quality and consistency of food products and supplies.”
Based near Portland, Oregon, Smart Foodservice currently operates 67 wholesale stores in Washington, Oregon, California, Idaho, Montana, Nevada and Utah to serve the foodservice industry.