Monday, August 1, 2016

Can grocery stores compete with growing 'basket bandits' threat?

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. 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.

Now 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

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