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More retailers offering grocery deliveries

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Instacart is delivering groceries for Target in the Minneapolis area.

Target is testing same-day grocery deliveries in the Minneapolis area, joining a growing list of retailers that are aiming to fulfill online orders faster.

Instacart, a start-up service, is delivering the orders for Target. The retail chain also is experimenting with in-store pickups to boost online sales.

Since Instacart began working with Whole Foods last year, the grocer has experienced an uptick in sales, the Star Tribune reported last week.

“[I]t does appear that the sales could move the needle for some retailers,” industry analyst Sean Naughton wrote in a research note.

The Postal Service also is testing same-day and grocery deliveries, part of the organization’s efforts to better leverage its vast delivery network.

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