Simon Delivers going out of business


After nine years in business, grocery delivery will cease at the end of the month, Simon's CEO Liwanag Ojala announced yesterday, attributing flat sales to rising food and gas prices.

Though I've toured the Simon Delivers facilities in New Hope (the logistics are remarkable!), I've never actually used the service--though I can see its appeal for people with large families, small children, etc. I'm interested to see how Simon's departure will affect the local grocery business and if former customers will switch to other grocery delivery services, such as Lunds/Byerly's.

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