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Grocery Wars
« on: September 14, 2017, 02:18:12 PM »

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« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2017, 03:48:35 PM »
>Walmart’s U.S. Online Sales Rise 63%

That was Louise. She found out they'd ship non-perishable groceries free freight if order > $35.

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Remember, she was the poster child of PeaPod ...until she bankrupted them.
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« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2017, 04:08:33 PM »
>That was Louise. She found out they'd ship non-perishable groceries free freight if order > $35.

LMAO.

>Walmart

Player 2 has entered the game.

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« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2017, 04:22:16 PM »
She split off all the heavy stuff like bleach and detergent. "Why should I lug this stuff through checkout, out to the car, then into the house when Fedex will put it on the doorstep?"

Damn box weighed a ton.

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« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2017, 07:11:34 PM »
Amy loves the new order pick up at Walmart for groceries. Much more efficient and I usually bring it in the house so she just orders, drives there for them to place it in the car and puts it away after I bring it in.

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« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2017, 12:45:47 PM »

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Re: Grocery Wars
« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2017, 12:51:37 PM »
We have been using the Costco Service for "Dry Goods" for some time now.
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Re: Grocery Wars
« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2018, 09:48:41 PM »
Amazon Is Turning These Four Cities Into Grocery Battlegrounds

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-02-09/amazon-is-turning-these-four-cities-into-grocery-battlegrounds

TL;DR:  Dallas, TX / Austin, TX / Virginia Beach, VA / Cincinnati, OH

We have a man on the ground.

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Re: Grocery Wars
« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2018, 11:07:33 PM »
>We have a man on the ground.

I was in Whole Foods today. They've re-designed the front of the store. 8-9 drivers were huddled around an order system. Driver picks up the order, shops for the customer, scans and bags the order, and heads out.

Looked so busy that it was becoming inefficient. They need more stations to handle all the drivers.

Actually, the way it is set up, drivers =  personal shoppers.

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« Reply #9 on: February 09, 2018, 11:14:32 PM »
>drivers =  personal shoppers.

Yeah, that was the set-up the Charleston Publix delivery driver described to my daughter.   Very Uber-esque. Except I'm sure they're classified as contractors, not employees.

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« Reply #10 on: February 09, 2018, 11:25:35 PM »
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I assume the drivers are using their own vehicles?

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Re: Grocery Wars
« Reply #11 on: February 09, 2018, 11:50:01 PM »
I keep my head down and treat grocery shopping like a race. Didn't notice any Amazon vehicles or car-toppers. I'm assuming you are correct.

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« Reply #12 on: February 09, 2018, 11:56:21 PM »
So they're rolling negative on their car loan then burning the wheels off of it doing deliveries. All on their dime.  Good plan.

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Re: Grocery Wars
« Reply #13 on: February 10, 2018, 02:54:17 PM »
>Actually, the way it is set up, drivers =  personal shoppers.

Grocery shopping is horrible with young children.  I see why it's popular.  That being said, marketing departments for cereals have long relied on the "nag factor" of young kids to market their products.  With delivery service, this may change.

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« Reply #14 on: February 10, 2018, 04:37:03 PM »
I tried the grocery delivery services around fifteen years ago in San Francisco but stopped. The first time I had a bad feeling about it, the delivery guy was an obvious gang member with prison tattoos on his face, who was glancing around my apartment a little too much, like he was casing it out for things to steal and studying for the best way to get in.

The next time that gave me pause was when the delivery person was a tranny I recognized. I had seen her a couple days earlier on the sidewalk smoking a cigarette outside of a Narcotics Rehab meeting space.

So that's when I realized that the home delivery services in San Francisco were sourcing their low paid drivers from some kind of jail rehab organization.  I'm all for putting ex-cons to work to earn an honest living but not inside my apartment without my consent.  :o

Some of these Internet disruptions are a race to the bottom of the barrel when it comes to how much their drivers are paid. So beware.
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