In the New York area, there’s FreshDirect. In Chicago, there’s Peapod. And across the country there are various Internet-based services, like NetGrocer or Schwan’s, that will deliver certain groceries and other household items to your doorstep, depending on where you live. But does the ease with which you can order up a case of Diet Coke or a package of organic grass-fed beef without ever leaving your home mean your local grocery stores are on the way out? [More]
FreshDirect is finally doing away with the awful cardboard boxes! (For those of you who are unfamiliar, it’s like Peapod but in New York City, and not as good.) One of the main problem with Fresh Direct (from a customer standpoint) is that they pack everything in cardboard boxes.