More Online Shoppers Pick Up Groceries at the Store

More Online Shoppers Pick Up Groceries at the Store

As more food retailers adopt the store pick-up model as an alternative to home delivery, online grocery shopping is poised to gain market share

For a clue to the future of online grocery shopping, take a look back at the history of Piggly Wiggly, the iconic supermarket banner.

In 1916, Clarence Saunders, founder of the original Piggly Wiggly stores, opened the inaugural self-service grocery store in Memphis, Tenn. For the first time, customers, rather than store employees, picked their own items and brought them to a cashier. This became — and remains in 2012 — the de facto format for all supermarkets.

Bu

Register to view the full article

test - Advanced Registered User

Already a member? .

Hide comments

Comments

  • Allowed HTML tags: <em> <strong> <blockquote> <br> <p>

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
Publish