The Shift Away From Grocery Shopping In Favor Of Dining Out, Delivery Apps, And More

Nov 14, 2016

More and more people are ditching grocery shopping, preferring to dine out at restaurants and bars or using apps for food delivery services.
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More and more, young people are ditching grocery shopping, preferring to dine out at restaurants and bars, according to the Wall Street Journal

They'’re also using digital apps, online delivery services providing pre-packaged ingredients and recipes, and buying prepared meals at convenience stores and supermarkets. The structural shift goes beyond just millennials, it also applies to their parents and grandparents.

Here to talk about this phenomenon and what it means for the future of supermarkets and dining are Associate Director of Research at the University of Cincinnati Economics Center, Chris Nicak; and dining writer for WCPO.com and adjunct professor of English at UC Clermont College, Julie Niesen-Gosdin