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You can now shop at Sprouts without leaving home. Here’s how it works

Sprouts is known for its organic produce and packaged food for people with allergies or dietary restrictions. It is starting a delivery program in certain zip codes in Fresno.
Sprouts is known for its organic produce and packaged food for people with allergies or dietary restrictions. It is starting a delivery program in certain zip codes in Fresno. Sprouts

Sprouts is the latest grocery store in Fresno to start delivering to shoppers’ homes.

In a service that started Wednesday, Sprouts will deliver groceries through the Instacart app. It will join retailers already delivering via the app, including Costco, Vons, Smart & Final, CVS and Petco.

Sprouts is known for its organic produce and packaged food for people with allergies or dietary restrictions. The service includes delivery of beer, wine, bulk items, frozen food and vegetables.

It has two stores in the area now – in north Fresno on Blackstone Avenue and another in Clovis at Herndon and Clovis avenues – but none in the southern part of the city.

Sprouts is delivering to certain zip codes in Fresno. A manager at the Clovis location confirmed the store currently is not participating in deliveries, but could in the future.

To see if yours is among them, visit its website.

The company started delivering Wednesday to much of the California, from Southern California to Petaluma. In the last two weeks it has launched in Arizona and Texas.

Instacart works with trained personal shoppers who buy and deliver purchases in a cooler to shoppers’ doorsteps.

Delivery fees start at $5.99 and vary, depending upon the size of the order and the time of day. All orders must be at least $10.

For a monthly fee, customers can get an Instacart Express membership, which includes no delivery fee on orders over $35, orders from multiple stores at no extra charge and no “busy pricing.”

Instacart is the latest grocery delivery service to do business in Fresno, following Vons’ longtime program and Walmart’s new “click and collect” service that lets shoppers pick up their purchases in the store’s parking lot.

Bethany Clough: 559-441-6431, @BethanyClough

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