Snag in Aggieville offers affordable, quick grocery delivery

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Snag is extending its services to Manhattan with a fleet of delivery drivers on scooters. (Archive photo by Sophie Osborn | Collegian Media Group)

Standing in front of an empty refrigerator, the light glowing and the freezer humming, you realize you have nothing to eat in your house besides some Top Ramen in the cabinet. You could go to the store, but it’s cold out. You could eat out, but that can get expensive. Your new solution? Snag.

Snag, a grocery delivery service with a warehouse storefront in Aggieville, allows college students and community members within a two-mile radius to get their groceries in 10 minutes, as orders speed off by scooter.

“Snag is a 10-minute delivery service,” Matt Butko, store operator, said. “We offer Manhattan the largest assortment of groceries, snacks and student essentials with no delivery fees.”

Snag is a new and growing company that has only settled in a few other cities, including Boulder, Colorado; Isla Vista, California; Ohio State University and Oxford, Ohio.

“Snag started in Santa Barbra, California, but Manhattan is a great spot for us to expand, and the town layout is perfect for our 10-minute service,” Butko said. “We see Manhattan as a place we can serve all the members of the community, from college dorms to off-campus housing.”

As opposed to a typical food delivery service like DoorDash or Postmates, Snag drivers don’t go to other stores or restaurants to pick up an order.

“It’s kind of an interesting concept: we stock everything that you order in the store here,” Butko said. “So, someone will place an order on the app, it comes through our software and then a shift lead will dispatch that order to a driver. That dispatch goes straight to an app on their phone, and they can pick all the products from the order and hop on the scooter. They’re out the door and at your house before 10 minutes.”

Using the Snag app, customers can look through the categories of products to order, ranging from candy and drinks to meals and household items.

“We have a mobile app that you can download right now,” Snag’s marketing team said. “Like our delivery service, our app is very fast and easy to use. To keep our 10-minute goal, we serve in a one-and-a-half to two-mile radius of our store location in Aggieville.”

Snag is run by students for students. Butko graduated from K-State in December and is now the full-time store operator, working alongside 22 other employees, most of which are K-State students.

“It’s a great time, it’s a great culture with everyone here at the company that have brought me and helped train me,” Butko said. “It’s a very fast-paced work environment, so things change a lot, and I think that’s a really good part about it. It allows me to stay on my toes and take care of everything.”

With free and fast delivery, Snag allows students to take grocery shopping out of their busy schedules.

“We are here for your every want and need,” Snag’s marketing team said. “Our goal is to give you more time to do what you love.”

Snag’s delivery hours are daily from 4 p.m. to midnight. Those interested in the service can download the app to place an order — just make sure you are within two miles of the store, located at 1120 Moro St. Suite A in Aggieville.

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