Rouses Markets is introducing online grocery shopping and same-day delivery to the majority of its stores.

Donny Rouse, the Thibodaux-based grocery chain's CEO, said his company is partnering with popular app-based services Instacart and Shipt to cover locations throughout the Gulf Coast.

“Now if you don’t have time to come to Rouses, Rouses can come to you,” he said.

Rouses’ Instacart service launched March 8 in Houma, Thibodaux, New Orleans, Baton Rouge and Gonzales. Customers can order grocery items online at or through the Instacart app. Delivery arrives fresh to their homes or offices in as little as an hour.

Instacart will expand services to additional Rouses Markets across the Gulf Coast in the coming weeks.

Shipt will begin rolling out same-day delivery to Rouses customers beginning March 27 with stores in the New Orleans, Baton Rouge and Lafayette areas.

Shipt’s marketplace at gives customers the ability to shop the in-store assortment of products online, noting any preferences, before choosing a delivery window, in as soon as one hour.

“We wanted something seamless,” Rouse said. “Partnering with Instacart and Shipt allows us to offer an online shopping experience that fits our busy customers’ needs while matching the quality and service they find in our stores.”

Delivery is the first of several e-commerce options Rouses is launching. The company plans to introduce a click-and-collect curbside program this spring. Customers will be able to visit to shop and schedule a pick-up for the same day.