Demand for grocery deliveries cools

In August 2019, Americans spent $500 million on grocery delivery. By June 2020, it had ballooned to a $3.4 billion business.

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August 8, 2022 - 4:09 PM

Karen Raschke, a retired attorney in New York, started getting her groceries delivered early in the pandemic. Each delivery cost $30 in fees and tips, but it was worth it to avoid the store.

Then earlier this spring, Raschke learned her rent was increasing by $617 per month. Delivery was one of the first things she cut from her budget. Now, the 75-year-old walks four blocks to the grocery several times a week. She only uses delivery on rare occasions, like a recent heat wave.

“To do it every week is not sustainable,” she said.

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