Attention! Online grocery-shopping is back
· By Bill Keaggy on in Technology.
· Tagged as Technology
“After a spectacular implosion, Internet groceries are rolling again. [‘Today’ financial editor] Jean Chatzky tests out one of the on-your-doorstep services… Today, these groceries are legitimate businesses fulfilling about 1 percent of the nation’s $570 billion grocery bill. That may sound like a drop in the bucket, but business is expected to triple by 2008, according to Jupiter Research. Meanwhile, a report from the Food Marketing Institute reports that 5 percent of consumers — 3.7 million people — shopped online for groceries in the last year, up from 3 percent the year before.”