Our 5 Favorite Shipt Memories of 2019

Another incredible year of Shipt come and gone. From growing across the country to adding new shoppers and members, partners and more — this might have been our favorite one so far! As we say goodbye to 2019, we’re reflecting on some of our best and most awe-inspiring moments from the past year. 

We hope you enjoy this trip down memory lane. Happy Holidays! 

New Products, in New Places 

To us, the promise of same-day delivery means so much more than just fresh food. We want to make our members’ lives truly convenient and give them back time by offering the ability to order from their favorite retailers. We took another huge leap forward in that mission this year by adding some incredible new partners like Petco and Sur La Table. Now, everything you need for your best furry friends or your next big dinner party can be brought right to your door in as soon as one hour. 

In addition, we were proud to bring our same-day delivery service to even more locations across the nation, introducing ourselves in new markets this year! 

Introducing Kelly Caruso! 

At Shipt, we know it’s the people who make our company special. That’s why we were so proud to have retail veteran and all-around boss lady Kelly Caruso take the helm as CEO this year. With more than 25 years of experience, Kelly is a proven leader that knows retail inside and out, and has done incredible things so far to grow our shopper network and retail partners to make life simpler for millions of people. Check out the five questions we asked her about joining Shipt earlier this year, or what she wrote on how Shipt’s mission inspired her to join. 

Beyond: Our First Shipt Shopper Summit

For the first time, we brought our wonderful Shipt community together for a magical two-day event in our hometown of Birmingham. Flying in from the mountains of Vermont to the golden coasts of California and everywhere in between, 1,000 Shipt Shoppers gathered for “Beyond” to meet one another, hear from the Shipt leadership team and share inspiring and heartwarming stories. We’re so grateful for the opportunity to meet face-to-face with so many of our friends across the country, and are already counting down the days until next year’s event. Check out our recap of last year’s event, and then mark your calendars because we’d love to see you! 

Partnership with Feeding America

Giving back to the community is part of our DNA. This year we had the privilege of partnering with a number of incredible organizations that are doing good across the country. While all of these efforts are important to us, one stood out in particular as near and dear to our hearts and mission here at Shipt. 

Feeding America® is the largest hunger-relief organization in the United States, and we’ve been a proud supporter working to help them eliminate food security since our early days. This year, we announced a company-wide initiative called “Shipt Week of Service” to take our partnership to the next level and donate more than 90,000 lbs. of food to those in need! We also helped to scale a technology called MealConnect, a free food donation app that connects excess prepared food from restaurants and grocery stores with local agencies. From our HQ members to shoppers and members like you, we made a huge dent in the effort to solve hunger and build a path to a brighter, more food-secure future for our local communities. 

Our Shipt Community! 

From seeing our Shipt shoppers give back to their neighbors, cities, and even fellow shoppers — it’s hard to pick just one favorite moment from our Shipt community this year. Our shopper stories page is chock full of incredible tales of our Shipt community going above and beyond to give back and make things better. It’s this special group of shoppers and members around the country that make Shipt who we are. At the end of another great year, we’re celebrating each and every one of them. 

We’re excited to see what 2020 has in store, and look forward to creating and sharing more wonderful memories like these. Stay tuned next year for more amazing stories from the Shipt blog!

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