A year ago, Instacart’s future looked shaky after Amazon shocked the retail world with its agreement to acquire Whole Foods — the startup’s biggest grocery partner at the time.
But in the past year, Instacart has followed through on a plan to diversity its grocery-delivery business, inking pacts with industry giants such as Kroger and Albertsons, and expanding the company’s deals with Costco and CVS. The startup also raised hundreds of millions of dollars in new financing, valuing it at $4 billion and providing the company with a financial buffer amid rapid growth.
In short, Instacart is still more than alive, successfully positioning itself as the grocery industry’s ally and the last line of defense against Amazon-Whole Foods.
So we’re thrilled to discuss that topic, plus how the company plans to navigate the often tumultuous relationship with its frontline workforce, and much more with CEO Apoorva Mehta onstage at Code Commerce in New York City, which takes place on September 17 and 18.
Mehta will join Shopify CEO Tobi Lutke, Instagram product boss Vishal Shah, and other soon-to-be announced industry leaders onstage at Code Commerce, Recode’s forum on the technologies and innovations that are transforming retail.
This article originally appeared on Recode.net.