More Grocers Testing Curbside Pickup
Stop & Shop and an increasing number of European retailers have added a dedicated drive-up area alongside the store and a segregated order-storage area within the store. Chelmsford Stop & Shop, parent company Ahold, based in Amsterdam, also offers the service at two Giant-Carlisle locations in Camp Hill, Pa., and Willow Grove, Pa. Customer ordering is done through Ahold’s Peapod e-commerce platform. Neil Stern, senior partner at McMillan Doolittle, Chicago, said the retailers that have implemented this offering have elevated e-grocery to a new level of convenience.