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Shop Local Disrupted: Grocery Stores

By Laura Wenus, Mission Local

Even groceries, among the most location-centric businesses, must now grapple with the demand for delivery in San Francisco. In the Mission, a neighborhood densely populated with grocers of all kinds, that means getting creative, because the cost of doing delivery are high. But the cost of offering nothing in response to the demand for delivery is even higher.

“People in this day and age are willing to pay a service fee to a delivery service to get the convenience factor of having groceries delivered to their door,” said Dmitri Vardakastanis, whose family owns and operates three groceries in San Francisco including Gus’s in the Mission. 

Read the complete story at Mission Local.