Acme Markets Inc. is discontinuing its relationship with Instacart Inc. as its curbside pick-up partner and is establishing its own drive-up-and-go ordering system in its stores, the Philadelphia Business Journal reports.
The move will affect 60 Instacart employees working from 10 Acme stores throughout the Philadelphia area, according to a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification filed with the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry. The permanent job cuts take effect Feb. 15.
Acme’s move to establish and bring in-house the shopping system comes as Instacart said it expected to reduce its in-store shopping jobs by 1,900, according to a recent report in The Wall Street Journal. Part of the company’s decision to cut jobs was based on grocers moving to use their own employees for the service.
Read more about Acme's decision to launch its own shopping platform at PBJ.com.
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