Roche Bros., a Wellesley-based supermarket chain with 18 stores in Eastern Massachusetts, said it is expanding its home delivery service to include several Boston neighborhoods.
Starting Monday, the service will be available to shoppers who live on Beacon Hill and in the Financial District, the North End, the West End, the Fenway, the Back Bay, the South End, and South Boston, the chain said.
Roche Bros. is planning to open a store in Boston’s Downtown Crossing shopping area in the spring of 2015. That store will largely be in space once occupied by Filene’s Basement.
Roche Bros. currently offers home delivery in many suburban communities. This is the first time that the chain is offering the service to customers in downtown Boston neighborhoods, a company spokeswoman said.
The new Boston home delivery service will include expanded delivery hours from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. to “accommodate busy urban lifestyles,” Roche Bros. said; the home delivery service costs $9.95 per order, with no minimum or maximum order requirements and no fuel surcharges.
Home delivery customers who place orders online get the same prices and selection as in-store shoppers, including weekly specials, the chain said. For an additional $5, customers can place an order over the phone.
The chain said it is offering a special free-delivery promotion for first-time customers in the Boston area. To learn more, visit this page on the company’s website, and enter BOSTON14 at checkout.
“We are thrilled to be expanding our delivery area to residents in the Boston neighborhoods, especially in advance of our new flagship store to open in Downtown Crossing,” Rick Roche, Roche Bros. co-owner and chief executive, said in a statement. “This is a great way for our neighbors to get to know us. We’ve been a part of the community since our Roslindale store opened in 1952, but this is the first time we’ve offered our home delivery program to our future neighbors downtown.”Chris Reidy can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.