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Changing Times For Fresh Food Delivery

Author : Neil Tug

The problem with fresh fruit, vegetables and the like, is keeping it fresh. These days the wonders of refrigeration certainly make life easier. But if you are suspicious of the treatments that supermarket groceries have been subjected to and prefer to buy from smaller suppliers, finding good quality food that lasts can be difficult. You can spend your spare time shopping for food, but a range of fresh food delivery services are gradually developing that can save you time and keep your cupboards stocked with good quality produce.

Effective costing

The cost associated with delivery services is one thing that puts many people off the idea of having food delivered. In the last few years a rise in 'Veg Box' schemes have been catering to the demand for fresh food delivery, from smaller, local suppliers. However, with people concerned about the effects of the recession and looking for ways to save money, many of these schemes have been hit with falling customer numbers. Other companies that provide a food delivery service may have been seeing some gains from this. While a large shop online for groceries is possible from the supermarkets, to make it economical you do need to be buying a full week or mores shopping. Small shops and food tend to be things that we fit in where we can during the week, rather than paying high delivery fees for smaller purchases.

Old fashioned value

One alternative to this comes in the surprising guise of the humble milkman. Once thought to be virtually extinct in the UK, milkmen and women are making something of a comeback. They now offer fresh food delivery, with extensive lines of stock and produce that can compete effectively with the large supermarkets and offers some distinct advantages. When it comes to fresh produce the milkman has some extensive experience; unlike supermarkets they also have established delivery rounds. These two factors allow the dairies to offer small deliveries of household essentials, such as tea, coffee and fresh fruit and vegetables. The established delivery routes mean that they rarely charge a delivery fee, which makes this one of the most competitive and affordable solutions to those looking for fresh food delivery.

Future Proof?

The other significant factor that gives the milkman the edge over the bigger players in the food delivery sector is simply that they deliver first thing in the morning – and you can order online as late as nine in the evening. These two factors, any busy housewife or husband will immediately recognise, are great benefits. Certainly the innovative services offered by the dairies seem set to grow, with a broader range of good produce and groceries available than on offer from specialists, and lower costs and more flexible ordering than many of the big chains can offer, this old fashioned delivery service may well be the future of fresh food delivery.

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A range of fresh food delivery services is now available thanks to the wonders of the internet. Competitive services are being developed to combat the decline in demand that has resulted from the recession, offering consumers new ways to save on online groceries.

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Tags:   food, groceries, milk, fresh food, delivery, online groceries

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