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Trader Joe’s Ending New York Grocery Delivery


Contrary to the trend in convenience involving click-and-collect and home delivery, Trader Joe's will end a program offering local delivery in the New York area. After ten years, the company has decided that the service is too expensive. Company spokesperson Kenya Friend-Daniel commented "Instead of passing along unsustainable cost increases to our customers, ceasing deliveries will allow us to continue offering outstanding values and quality products for great everyday prices to make better use of valuable space in our stores."

In contrast to the Trader Joe's decision, Walmart will extend grocery delivery from 1,600 locations and curbside pickup from 3,100 locations by the end of 2020. This initiative is to compete with the Amazon-Whole Foods Market combination.

Dow Jones estimates that online grocery sales in the U.S. attained $24 billion in 2018 and may treble by 2025.