Is drive-thru grocery pickup the next frontier?

2021-09-14

Reports that an Amazon Fresh site in Florida will feature a drive-thru lane and recent experiments by Hy-Vee and Walgreens in using pharmacy drive-thrus to fulfill grocery orders have some industry experts considering the potential impact of grocery drive-thru options on the future. As demand for pickup alternatives continues to grow, "retailers are right to be thinking outside the box and trying things," said Jason Goldberg of Publicis.

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