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• The Orange County Register reports that grocery delivery service Instacart is expanding its service to California's Orange County, where it is partnering with eight retailers - Petco, Costco, Whole Foods Market, Gelson’s Market, Stater Bros., Ralphs, Smart & Final and H Mart.

For the time being, the markets being served are "limited to Newport Beach, Costa Mesa and most of Irvine," the story says, noting that people who order from Costco do not need to be members if they use Instacart.

The Register writes that "Instacart uses personal shoppers to deliver goods for a $5.99 fee ... Instacart Express members, who pay $149 a year, get free deliveries on orders valued at $35 or more."
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