A year ago, while Dallas’ grocery market was considered one of the most competitive in the U.S., food retailers were for the most part still competing with each other. Amazon.com was nibbling customers in dry grocery aisles of supermarkets and warehouse clubs and impressing a few more with the novelty of its easy-replenishment Dash buttons.
the market is suddenly flush with new online options that the industry
is calling “basket bandits” for good reason. They sell some, but not all
products typically sold in a supermarket and grab slivers of the
grocery business that would otherwise be bought on a regular trip to the
supermarket, said Bill Bishop, food industry analyst whose firm is
called Brick Meets Click. . . . more