In the 1930’s there was no such thing as a supermarket. Back in those days the grocery market was dominated by ‘corner stores’ – specialized establishments that saw the rise of the supers, but failed to compete on their level.
At the time, it was convenience and pricing that made the difference. Offering both with a much broader selection, supermarkets won and corner stores faded away. The supremacy of the supermarket has remained relatively unchallenged… until now.
Today, these same aspects are encouraging entrepreneurs to disrupt this $600 billion market and threaten the supermarkets’ dominance. We’ve seen quite a few different approaches, ranging from luxury services to simple delivery solutions. Look out for the following startups – they might just be the next big thing in groceries.