Tuesday, August 19, 2008

A New Entrant In The Grocery Wars

Peapod's got some competition.

Sysco Systems, the giant food purveyor to restaurants, hotels, hospitals, colleges and corporate offices, is looking to penetrate the residential market through an online grocery operation that will based here in town, according to this release.

The company is teaming up with a local firm called Dezina Marketing to market and distribute food to folks like us at what Sysco says will be significant savings -- and free delivery.

Could this be Wegman's without the traffic? :)

Denina currently operates a "Deli Around The Corner" commissary that provides food to business customers, delivering 300 lunches today, in Timonium. It plans to open a similar operation in Columbia by the end of October serving business customers and residents within a 3-mile radius of its store.

The two companies are developing an interactive, virtual grocery shopping website that will simulate an actual grocery shopping experience. The site will be made available to target audiences and will have customer use incentives built into the system in various forms.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Sysco has denied that it is forming an online grocery venture