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Who Needs Grocery Stores, Anyway?

Who Needs Grocery Stores, Anyway?

Are you still buying your groceries at a grocery store? How quaint! Supermarkets are poised to lose their position as America’s preferred grocery-shopping destination. And it’s not only big-box discounters like Walmart and Target that are taking their business. The Wall Street Journal reports that supermarkets’ share of U.S. grocery sales fell to 51% last year. And Forbes cites a[Read More…]

July 14, 2012 Grocery & Retail News
You Hated Webvan, But Can We Interest You in a Web-Sub?

You Hated Webvan, But Can We Interest You in a Web-Sub?

Remember Webvan? Having groceries delivered to your door was going to be the next big thing, during the dot-com boom a decade ago. It didn’t quite work out that way. Southeastern supermarket chain Publix made its own effort to get into the home-delivery game in 2001, with PublixDirect. That effort went bust two years later. Publix tried e-commerce again in[Read More…]

July 7, 2012 Grocery & Retail News
Greedy Canadian Grocers Hoard Nickels

Greedy Canadian Grocers Hoard Nickels

If you had a nickel for every time someone walked out of a grocery store with a plastic bag… Actually, if you owned a grocery store in Toronto, Canada, you would! Toronto has scrapped a three-year-old law that charged shoppers a nickel (that’s nearly two nickels in American currency) per plastic bag. Shoppers planning their Canada Day parties and cookouts[Read More…]

July 6, 2012 Grocery & Retail News
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