AS if we don’t have enough opportunities to buy and eat food during the day.
Now retailers that never sold food, are devoting entire sections to edible groceries.
Reflecting a major shift in the way Americans shop for food, retailers better known for selling clothes or aspirin, including Walgreens, CVS/Pharmacy and Target, are expanding in a big way into the grocery business, with fresh produce, frozen meats and, yes, even sushi.
What you need to know:
While this may be good business practice for these chains, what good does it do for consumers? Now there will be more opportunities for impulse buying, and it’s not going to be kale and garbanzo beans. Shoppers will be meeting the crappiest products with the longest shelf life. Frozen meals and other processed foods, exactly the opposite of what this country all needs.
What if Walgreen’s, with its amazing store locations set up a farmer’s market at the parking lot and store entrance? Wouldn’t that be something. Imagine the sign on the door:Walgreen’s Pharmacy Farm-acy
OK, dream time is over. Back to munching Ding Dongs while waiting in line for the heart medication.