Grocery Shopping: An Evolutionary Task
The task of Grocery Shopping has changed with a great, convenient and efficient addition. We once, and still might take part in the simple task of going to the Grocery Store, and buying food after we ran out of food to eat, and beverages to drink since the last time we went to the Grocery Store, or were getting low on life’s essentials, whether it was one week, two weeks, a month or whichever time frame it may be.
We went to our favorite Grocery Store, whether it was Stop and Shop, ACME, Trader Joe’s, A&P Fresh, Grand Central or Safeway depending on what our preferred, and favorite store was, to buy what you need to live a balanced, healthy, and substantial life. We might have gone to the produce section, and loaded up on your favorite fruits, and vegetables like Wartermelon, and Carrots, or Salad respectively. Then it was to the rest of the aisles to stock up on food for the three main meals: of Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. Food for these sit-down-eating-excursions might have included Bread, Milk, Eggs, Sausage, Bacon, Cheese, Cereal, Meat Lasagna and Tuna Casserole respectively.
The task of Grocery Shopping, where we also picked products, like those aforementioned, off of the shelves inside of a Grocery Store, and put them in a Grocery Cart, and then pushed the cart to a check-out lane in the store, for a cashier to ring us up, and then put our items in the cart, brought our groceries to our cars in the store’s parking lot to unload our items from, put them in our cars, brought the carts we used to transport our groceries to, and from the store back to their place in front of the Grocery Store, or however they were arranged, and placed, then went back to our cars, drove home in our cars, brought our groceries into our houses to put into our Refrigerators, or Cupboards, in our houses’ kitchens, or wherever we put our groceries in our houses’, and then put the Bags we used to hold the groceries in, away on hangers in places like our houses’ Laundry Rooms, or Garages, depending on how, and what we save them for, which could be for trash, or garbage bags, has now been added by the convenient, efficient, and simple Grocery Shopping options that we now have of, ordering, and having groceries like food, and beverages delivered to us through a variety of services, especially if we don’t have time to go shop for ourselves in Grocery Stores because of work, school, family obligations or whichever reason it may be. In essence, this Grocery Shopping method allows people to cross Grocery Shopping off of their To Do List every time they need groceries, and brings groceries right to our, and their doorstep, or place where they want their groceries to be sent to.
A Grocery Store like Stop and Shop for instance, has a service called Pea Pod By Stop and Shop where customers, and those interested in partaking in the endeavor can order groceries online on Stop and Shop’s Pea Pod website.
The service then sends a box truck with their logo, and company information on it to the address that the customer, or customer(s) lists when they enter their information on the order from that they fill out on Stop and Shop’s Pea Pod website, when they place their order – usually once a week, or whenever they need groceries delivered, and want to use Stop and Shop’s Pea Pod grocery delivery service.
There is also Amazon Prime’s Amazon Fresh business, and the Amazon Prime Pantry that people can order from for their grocery delivery.
For people who want Farm Fresh Produce, and organic products, or another option for ordering groceries, and having them delivered, Max Delivery, also known as maxdelivery.com, is another option that people can try to have their Groceries delivered through Max Delivery’s website.
Amazon did make grocery deliveries in green trucks, but now it appears, from observation, as though drivers from the United States Postal Service accomplish the task. This is especially true on Sundays because it is a day when regular Mail Delivery is not done as Mail is only delivered Monday through Saturday.
Sunday is also a day when you might see a white USPS truck driving down your street, or road to make a delivery of groceries or other Amazon Prime product(s) like a Movie(s), Music(s) or Electronic(s) to someone’s house, apartment, business, or whichever address the customer, or customer(s) entered when they placed their order for groceries through Amazon Prime’s Amazon Fresh subsidiary, or other of the aforementioned products with ordering done online through their Amazon Prime membership, or as a separate order from their membership, which individuals who don’t have an Amazon Prime membership can also do. Amazon Prime deliveries are also done every day of the week. They are just more noticeable when regular Mail is not delivered on Sundays per Amazon’s Sunday Delivery, and delivering products to customers in a certain amount of time depending on whether people place orders through Amazon, no matter which way.
And recently, Amazon bought Grocery Store company Whole Foods, making its push, and its mark in the physically-shopping-in-a-grocery store game, and brick and mortar-type-of-grocery-store area of business.
Whole Foods groceries are also available for purchase through Amazon.
It will be interesting to see how Grocery Shopping is done in the future, and what evolves from ordering our groceries on online, and having them delivered.