Will drive-thru grocery stores catch on?
Largely unknown in North America but popular in parts of Europe, drive-thru grocery stores could be the biggest change in retail for a generation. Consumers order online and collect their goods without leaving their car, just like fast-food restaurants. Loblaw is trialling the concept at a new store in Richmond Hill and if it’s successful we could start to see them appearing across Canada. For workers this is a revolution; do your shopping online at work and pick up your groceries on the way home. For the real estate market this could become another ‘must-have’ on buyers’ wish lists.