The logistical challenges of Amazon’s Whole Foods delivery revolution.
So, what is the problem? Delivering perishable food is hard for online-only grocers. Perishables are not like electronic items or clothes that can sit on shelves for a year. Fruits, dairy and vegetables rot within days or even hours. They must be delivered to customers before they spoil. Solving this problem requires a sophisticated supply chain.
At some point, convenience and cost win out, even when it makes you feel a little queasy. Jeff Bezos is training me to get all of my material desires met more or less instantly using his wondrous fulfillment network. Am I going to fight it by paying more for delivery or grappling with my fellow shoppers for bananas? Absolutely not.
With more consumers buying groceries online, big brands have to rethink the way they sell.
But unlike ride-sharing or apartment rental services, Instacart isn’t intruding upon a regulated industry, and its service poses little risk to its customers’ health or property, so it faces few of the complications that have dogged other sharing companies.
It’s no longer an optional perk but “a must-have for retailers,” said Brittain Ladd, a retail and supply chain consultant. “The days of being a stand-alone grocery retailer like Kroger are coming to an end."
Digital grocery shopping essentially has been a phenomenon waiting to happen, with the industry finally catching up to the demands of younger consumers, said Jim Hertel, senior vice president of Willard Bishop, a Chicago-area food retail and production consultancy that is part of Inmar Analytics.
Because they prefer chips from CVS and going out to restaurants. And, increasingly, so do their parents.
It makes you wonder if the environmental cost of making life easier — online grocery shopping, dry cleaning and now errand running — is adding more unnecessary waste to the world.
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It’s no secret that we’re busier than ever.
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