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• The Bradenton Herald reports that "Instacart, an online grocery ordering and delivery service, will begin operating in Bradenton, Sarasota, Holmes Beach, Longboat Key, Palmetto and Parrish on Thursday. The app-based service also will launch in Jacksonville on Thursday, joining Tampa, Miami and Orlando." The story says that "Instacart representatives will shop at area stores including Publix, Whole Foods Market, ABC Fine Wine & Spirits, Costco and Petco," and will offer "same-day delivery, often within an hour or two of an online order being placed."
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