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• New York-based pure play online grocery retailer FreshDirect has announced that it plans to expand into the Washington, DC, market, probably during the second quarter of this year.

AZ Business Magazine reports that Arizona-based Bashas is teaming up with Instacart to allow "grocery shoppers who live in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, Tempe, Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa and Ahwatukee" to get their groceries delivered.

According to the story, "Groceries can be delivered within one hour, two hours or up to seven days in advance. The delivery charge is $5.99 for grocery orders $35 and up."
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