Food & Drink Are Grocery Stores Going Extinct?

17:09  25 january  2018
17:09  25 january  2018 Source:   Taste of Home

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Are meal and grocery services driving grocery stores out of business? We ' re scoping out the competition—and the things your favorite grocery stores are doing to survive. So what’s the deal? Are grocery stores actually going extinct ?

Many of the city’s grocery stores , large and small, are shuttering because of high rent, thin profit margins and increased competition from drugs stores such as Duane Reade, which are increasingly offering groceries , the New York Times reported.

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We don't mean to alarm you, but a lot of grocery stores might eventually become extinct—"might" being the operative word here.

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How nice. Part 2: Our bananas may soon all go extinct . The banana you get at the grocery store is called the Cavendish, named for a nineteenth-century British Duke who found them growing in southern China.

The recent influx of meal and grocery delivery services makes it easy to pick out your produce and perishables from the comfort of your couch—and have your order sent straight to your doorstep hours later. Naturally, there are a lot of perks to online shopping. You save gas and don't have to clean your reusable shopping bags as often.

But it's not all positive. Call us old-fashioned, but we like hand-selecting our produce, finding a milk gallon or egg carton with the best expiration date, and scarfing down some free samples. So what's the deal? Are grocery stores actually going extinct? We're stacking up the competition—and what your favorite grocery stores are doing to survive.

shutterstock_358499339: Woman standing in front of a row of produce in a grocery store. © Photo: Shutterstock / Adam Melnyk Woman standing in front of a row of produce in a grocery store. Meal Delivery Steps Up

A lot of companies are trying to become "the next grocery store." Meal kit services like Blue Apron, HelloFresh and Purple Carrot sell boxes full of chef-tested recipes and perfectly portioned ingredients. You could argue these services take the creativity out of cooking, but if you're strapped for time (or learning to find your way around the kitchen), they're pretty convenient.

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Are Bananas Going Extinct ? Emma Christensen. Mar 28, 2008. This banana, the Cavendish, has fully replaced the Gros Michel and is the typical yellow banana found in any grocery store today. It's also likely the only banana most of us have ever tasted.

Are retail stores going extinct ? This store is much like the Amazon bookstore model. When you enter the Amazon grocery store , you check in on an app called Amazon Go , grab your items, and leave.

And then there's the crop of grocery delivery sites. Companies like Jet.com and Amazon Fresh do all the heavy lifting for you. Some sites, like Thrive Market, even cater to niche, organic-eating customers.

Simply enter your ZIP code and pick out your items and your order will be waiting at your door hours later. You'll have to pay a small delivery fee, but it beats waiting in line for 20 minutes, right? Like it or not, this trend isn't going away anytime soon. Online grocery sales raked in $20.5 billion in the U.S. last year alone, and is expected to reach $100 billion by 2025.

Grocery Stores Fight Back

The good news is several stores are making the necessary changes to stay afloat. Earlier this year, Amazon bought healthy eats mecca Whole Foods for $13.4 billion. Not only did Amazon slash Whole Foods' prices by up to 43 percent, it's now offering private Whole Foods labels (think Whole Foods Market and 365 Everyday Value) on its site.

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Are bananas going extinct ? Published December 01, 2015. Tracing the genetic makeup of the fungus, researchers found that a single clone of the Panama disease fungus called Tropical Race 4 is killing the Cavendish banana –the world’s most popular variety and one you see at the grocery store .

Bananas seem plentiful and cheap if you walk around any grocery store , but they are rumored to be going extinct . More than 100 billion bananas are consumed around the world every year, putting them behind only wheat, rice, and corn as a top crop.

And Whole Foods isn't the only store making changes.

Walmart may have its roots in traditional brick-and-mortar stores, but the savings den is going head-to-head with Amazon. In addition to offering free two-day shipping, Walmart owns Jet.com, which will launch a high-end grocery store on its site. And in some cities, Trader Joe's, Fairway and Stop&Shop are delivering through platforms like Postmates, Instacart and Peapod, respectively. So it seems like grocery stores have what it takes to survive...for now. But in 20 years? Only time will tell.

While the jury may still be out on the fate of brick-and-mortar grocery stores, they're not closing tomorrow. Not ready to give up your favorite grocery? Here are our tips for grocery shopping like a pro.

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