This site profiles every known grocery store that offers online ordering for home delivery by the grocer or via carrier. The major players are Peapod, Safeway and Vons, but many smaller grocers also offer online ordering. Some deliver exclusively through UPS or FedEx, so only sell dry and canned goods. The largest player there is Amazon.com. (If you'd like delivery of fresh vegetables, join a CSA via localharvest.org and support a local farmer.) When available, we have posted grocery delivery coupon codes to save you a few bucks. Thanks again for visiting our online grocery guide, and please write us with any suggestions or comments, or if you find a broken or outdated link.
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"Humans obey when retailers tell us to buy more. Brian Wansink, professor of marketing and director of the Food and Brand Laboratory at the University of Illinois, performed a study with full-price Snickers bars at a convenience store. The researchers put up a sign that said, 'Buy some for the freezer.' They also tried a sign that said 'Buy 18 for the freezer.' Few people actually bought 18 candy bars, but they did buy 1.5 times more than when the sign simply said 'buy some.' Wansink says: 'Even in the face of zero discount, it still ends up influencing people. It's a really powerful effect.' " -- from an article in Kiplinger's Personal Finance, November 2000