Throwback Thursday: Home Delivery Services

Posted by Nick Pizzolato on Thu, Feb 18, 2016 @ 12:20 PM

Seven years ago, I saw a delivery truck for a large supermarket chain and thought, “What a great idea!” I remember being astounded at what a simple concept it was and couldn’t believe no one had thought of it before. Afterall, no one likes to go grocery shopping. No one likes to hunt for a place to park, or deal with long lines on a weekend. I began to think of how and when I could take advantage of this new service the next time I needed to go food shopping. Later, I realized that grocery deliveries aren’t a new concept at all, just one that had been updated.


When we think of “deliveries” we may automatically think about ordering a pizza or receiving gifts from relatives. However, for generations local businesses have offered their customers a home delivery service. Items like vegetables,fruit, milk, meat, packages, coal, and other products would be delivered to customers who requested the service.

Do you remember having different local businesses send deliveries to your home? Please send us your stories and photos! Email them to Wicked Local Media Solutions or tweet us @WLMediaSolution.

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