How grocers can compete with restaurant delivery and win

How grocers can compete with restaurant delivery and win

Continuing the Conversation

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How grocers can compete with restaurant delivery and win

Kroger-owned Home Chef continues to carve its niche with shoppers

Home Chef, the meal kit brand run as a subsidiary of The Kroger Co., has its eye on competing with restaurant delivery. The company has rolled out new partnerships and a new facility to expand its delivery capabilities as it seeks to become a prepared-meal alternative for consumers.

With time-pressed shoppers looking for convenience, retail foodservice at grocery is becoming an increasingly big business. But there’s room for even more growth in the segment—especially when it come...

With the lines beginning to blur between restaurant and grocery, delivery is also seeing a change as grocers try to compete with restaurants.

Imitation, they say, is the sincerest form of flattery. And shoppers these days would like their grocery stores to be restaurant copycats—but even better.

Demand for grocery delivery rose nearly five points in September compared to last year, according to data analytics firm Brick Meets Click.