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In the 1990 s, the dream of an online food store seemed to be dashed.
However, grocers deliberately offer internet shopping to tens of millions of consumers across the country with a meager amount of fanfare, and the upcoming expansion will expand to millions of consumers.
Industry watchers say the success of internet groceries is no longer a problem, but how big it will become.
\"Our business has doubled in the past two years and we expect to double again this year,\" said Safway . \".
Mitch Rhodes, head of Com, said growth was \"relatively explosive\" for an industry with very low margins \".
According to a CBS News poll, the controversial police video showed that Peapod LLC, a Hong Kong protester, said, the company has 150,000 of its delivery range, including Chicago and the East Coast, where it handles internet shopping for chain stores like giants and Stop & Shop.
By 2006, Peapod is expected to nearly double the area serving 14 million potential families. New York-
Based on Freshdirect.
Com, which opened in the fall of 2002, now has about 100,000 active customers, up four times from last year.
\"To a large extent, the demand is greater than our supply capacity,\" Freshdirect co-
Founder Jason Ackerman said the company had to refuse about 1,000 orders because it was overwhelmed.
\"People like the convenience of delicious food when you provide it.
People wouldn\'t be so excited if we served crappy food.
\"The online grocery store also offers excellent benefits such as a shopping list that can be stored online for next purchase.
Delivery can generally be arranged in two-
An hour window allows people not to have to wait at home all day.
The key struggle for grocery stores is to make their services convenient enough and low-cost enough --
Most deliveries cost less than $10
Changing shopping habits for decades
Online grocery stores also need to operate in cities with high population density and high internet usage.
Safeway Inc. beware of past failures
Over the past few years, Peapod has expanded slowly but methodically in major East and West Coast cities such as Dallas, Minneapolis and Chicago.
Last month, the company expanded its business to Philadelphia.
District Yimei store.
Peapod will soon increase its presence in Baltimore and Westchester counties outside New York.
Internet groceries are the biggest setback for Webvan Group Inc.
Bankruptcy was declared on 2001.
After making a grand prediction of success, it has consumed $0. 83 billion.
The success of the online grocery store today reminds us that Webvan is trying to grow too fast --
Before people get the comfort of shopping online.
Typical internet orders are $130 above averagestore sale.
Online grocery sales will reach $2.
4 billion 2004 0.
Jupiter Research analyst Patty Freeman Evans says 4% of the $570 billion grocery market.
The value of online groceries is expected to reach $6 by 2008. 5 billion.
This is only 1% of the $641 billion market, but this is equivalent to an annual growth rate of 42%.
Individual retailers did not say how much they sold online, but Rhodes said he thought internet sales could reach 5% at around $1 billion --
Sales at Safeway a few years later
But online shopping may not take up more of the market as a whole.
Not only is it likely to attract customers in a crowded shopping mall, but many customers are not excited to have others pick their products.
\"Those who go in and feel the fruit don\'t know what they\'re doing, but it\'s still very important for them,\" said David Berkowitz, analyst at EMarketer . \".
Online shopping has changed this situation.
\"However, online grocery stores believe that they can choose and ship products better than customers.
Peapod\'s Chicago warehouse has eight climate areas for optimal storage, and when ice cream melts rapidly at the back of the Las Vegas minivan, it stays ice-free
Cold in delivery truck
Executives know that a bad apple in the online shopping bag is equal to a devastating word --of-
As a result, corporate shoppers are trained to pick the best products.
The last working day,
\"Business\" shopper Jami Reichardt drives her specially equipped trolley and handheld computer in the aisle of the Acme store in Philadelphia, filled with red peppers and hard cucumbers ordered by her Internet customers
\"I don\'t want to eat bad things. why should I give others bad things?
Not everyone believes that internet groceries will stick to it.
There\'s no Kroger.
With 2,500 supermarkets and more
Department stores, not Wal-Mart. Wal-Mart Stores Ltd.
There are 1,500 stores selling groceries and groceries online.
Publix supermarket, last August
Due to the small number, online services in South Florida were closed.
Experts say the failure is likely to be caused by poor operations and is not a leader in the industry. A typical on-the-
Fence customers are 39-year-old Harriet Cohen, who recently shopped in Philadelphia\'s Acme at the age of 18.
The Moon\'s daughter chewed a strawberry.
If she is busier, online shopping will be more attractive, Cohen said.
\"I think it\'s a good idea,\" Cohen said . \".
\"I like to pick things myself, but I will let them do it if necessary.