Friday, August 17, 2018

the case for amazon grocery and wholefoods

QUESTION: does Uber Eat, Grubhub or other food and meal delivery or even eating out most meals make economic sense for the family even if single? And of course there is the nutrition and overall food quality to consider.

Consider this: Look in your fridge, freezer, cupboard and pantry. Then look in the 2nd fridge and the 2nd freezer... and yes the 3rd freezer.

How much of that food is actually eaten?
How much of that food expires?
How much remains unopened?
How much get's freezer burned?
What is the optimum size of the fridge/appliance and do you have it filled to the right capacity for efficiency?
You've seen "as seen on tv" ads for the forman cooker, the air fryer and so on... what about the appliances we have that do that function? And the cost of operating those appliances?

When I was a bachelor I did not mind going to the grocery every day or two. It was something to do. If I lived in a big city like NY one stumbles into a grocery about every city block or so. And when I lived in Sweden I walked past the grocery every day on my way to the train.

Imagine sitting at your desk at the end of the day, browsing to your favorite meal delivery, finishing your commute, and the doorbell rings signalling your meal has arrived. Now consider, making a shopping list, commute to the grocery, finding a parking spot, stopping to get more gas, driving home, possibly carrying the groceries up 3 flights of stairs, an then cooking and eating for the next 45 to 90 minutes.

Time is money. Whether you're at work and getting paid or at home and saving money by not wasting it.

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