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The Lakeland Ledger writes that “Publix's experiment with curbside grocery service is still going strong a year after it began, but the chain isn't saying whether it will expand the pilot program.

“Lakeland-based Publix Super Markets Inc. began offering the curbside-to-go service last year at two stores in Tampa and Atlanta. A second Atlanta location was added to the test a few months ago. The service allows customers to place grocery orders by phone or online and have the items delivered to their car for a flat $7.99 fee. Orders must be placed at least four hours in advance to give ‘personal shoppers’ time to gather items.”
KC's View:
First of all, full disclosure...

The Publix online business is powered by MyWebGrocer, a longtime and valued MNB sponsor ... which means, just to be clear, that MyWebGrocer makes it possible for you to get MNB free of charge.

That said, I’m not surprised that Publix is walking before it runs; when it tried to do online by itself years ago, it got burned. But I have to believe that it won’t be too long before this thing gets a lot broader traction at Publix.