Meijer will begin offering home grocery delivery later this month

CINCINNATI -- Congratulations, homebodies! Meijer announced Wednesday that it plans to make staying in your slippers easier than ever when it begins partnering with Shipt, a home grocery delivery service, later this month.

Cincinnatians who create a Shipt account will be able to order grocery deliveries beginning April 27; service starts on the same day in Dayton and rolls out May 4 in Columbus. Because most Meijer locations are open 24 hours, the company expects deliveries to be available around the clock.

For an extra bonus, customers who purchase an annual Shipt membership before launch date will get a $25 discount on their first order.

“Meijer plans to make home delivery available to as many customers as possible across its six-state footprint, which includes Michigan, Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky and Wisconsin,” Meijer spokesman Joe Hirschmugl wrote in a news release.

A Shipt membership costs $99 per year or $14 for a single month -- which, if you ask the introverts on our staff, is a small price to pay for not having to venture out into the world.

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