PCC Natural Markets is launching a partnership with Instacart to test curbside pickup at the Bothell PCC. Contributed photo

PCC Natural Markets tests curbside pickup at Bothell store

  • Monday, February 13, 2017 12:06pm
  • Business

PCC Natural Markets is launching a partnership with Instacart to test curbside pickup at the Bothell PCC. The service is called “Click & Collect”.

“Our co-op was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, so we naturally embrace a ‘test and learn,’ pioneering philosophy,” said Cate Hardy, PCC Natural Markets CEO. “The best way to learn is to do, so when Instacart offered to help us explore curbside pickup, we couldn’t resist the opportunity to enhance service for our members and shoppers while simultaneously getting smarter about fulfilling online orders in our stores.”

To use the Click & Collect service, Bothell-area shoppers can visit the PCC storefront on Instacart (www.instacart.com/pcc-natural-markets), to purchase everything from local, organic produce to sustainably sourced, grass-fed beef, to hot rotisserie chicken and deli dishes made fresh daily in the Bothell PCC Kitchen. PCC staff carefully pick and pack the order, and then shoppers drive to the store, where their groceries are hand-delivered to their car. The service is available exclusively at Bothell PCC for residents living in select zip codes in Bothell, Duvall, Everett, Kenmore, Maltby, Mukilteo and Woodinville.

Bothell PCC is the newest of the co-op’s 11 greater Seattle-area stores. Since opening in July 2016, the store has served as a testing ground for the Seattle-based co-op. Initial focus was on food innovations, such as the Rotisserie, featuring slow-cooked meats, and the Café, which debuted freshly baked treats, including seasonal galettes. Bothell also was the first of the co-op’s stores to navigate the food safety logistics of donating hot food items to area nonprofits.

Now, with the Click & Collect service, PCC will test operational innovations. Like the Rotisserie, Café and hot food donations before it, lessons learned will influence future rollout across other PCC stores.

PCC first ventured into online shopping and delivery with Instacart in fall 2015. It added a second delivery option with Amazon PrimeNow in spring 2016.

More in Business

Praerit Garg joins Smartsheet as CTO

Bellevue-based company employs 760 people

A comparison of how many life science companies are on the Eastside and in other Washington cities. Kailan Manandic
Life science hits its stride on the Eastside

Life science has strong roots in Washington, contributing economically and scientifically.

OfferUp founder Nick Huzar makes customer safety a core pillar

Bellevue-based CEO wanted a simpler solution to his own problems

Eastside tech companies Smartsheet, OfferUp, Apptio face challenging 2019

Here are a handful of companies from the Eastside that will be interesting to watch in 2019.

Northshore Fire job fair set for Jan. 30

More than 30 employers will be onsite for the event.

Tech set to continue driving Seattle-area housing market in 2019

A look at what’s the real estate market in the coming year.

Erickson joins The Cottage in Bothell

Erickson a passion for creating seasonal cuisine that celebrates simple, local ingredients.

Premera awards $3.3 million in community grants focusing on behavioral health

Several Eastside organizations will benefit from the funding.

Seaplane bartender JT Goodman makes a cocktail during happy hour on Nov. 26. Katie Metzger/staff photo
Seaplane Restaurant and Bar opens in Kenmore

The new eatery is open for happy hour and dinner in downtown.

The Bothell-Kenmore Chamber of Commerce, community members and staff members gathered to celebrate the ribbon cutting ceremony for Dr. Eugenia Lee, outside Kenmore Dental Care on Tuesday, Nov. 13. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo.
Dr. Eugenia Lee takes over Kenmore orthodontics practice

Chamber of Commerce holds ribbon cutting ceremony for Lee Orthodontics on Nov 13.

‘This might have been a once in a generation opportunity’: Kenmore’s Lakepointe deal grinds to a halt

City officials unsure of what comes next for the more than 50 acre industrial site.

Jersey Mike’s opens in Bothell

The sandwich shop is holding a grand opening and free sandwich fundraiser from Nov. 14-18 to support the Northshore Schools Foundation.