Trader Joe’s exits grocery delivery war

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Trader Joe’s exits grocery delivery war

01/30/2019
The company has offered its delivery service in New York for 10 years. The company says that it is ending its program in part because it was too costly.

As the war on grocery delivery heats up, Trader Joe’s is saying goodbye to its version of the service.

Although Walmart, Whole Foods Market and Kroger are all spending billions of dollars on grocery delivery programs, the Monrovia, Calif.-based grocer is ending its delivery service in New York City on March 1, with no apparent plans to bring it back.

According to Business Insider, the company has offered its delivery service in New York for 10 years. The company says that it is ending its program in part because it was too costly.

"Instead of passing along unsustainable cost increases to our customers, removing delivery will allow us to continue offering outstanding values — quality products for great everyday prices, and to make better use of valuable space in our stores," Trader Joe's representative Kenya Friend-Daniel told Business Insider.

To read the Business Insider article, click here.

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