Reporting Jon Delano
ROBINSON TOWNSHIP (KDKA) – Are you tired of pushing grocery carts or wasting precious time looking for food items?
Well, a new service at Giant Eagle Market District might be right for you.
“I think it would be a very convenient service and save you a lot of time in the store,” Dave Poluszejko said.
It’s called Curbside Express and it is a new program that will allow shoppers to go online, check off whatever they want and have a personal shopper gather the items, bag them and load them into your car when you drive up.
Melissa Westling thinks the service will help mothers with young children.
“I think it would be a wonderful service to offer, especially nowadays. There are many people online and especially new mothers could really take advantage of that. It would be a wonderful service. They wouldn’t have to get out of their car with their newborns,” Westling said.
Some older shoppers like the idea, too.
“I think that’s a wonderful idea, especially for seniors. I live down in the Cloverleaf Estates, and there are a lot of us that cannot carry properly out of there,” Anita Neaman said.
When you order online, there’s even going to be a place for notes like if you prefer your bananas a little green.
Giant Eagle wouldn’t talk to KDKA-TV’s Jon Delano on camera because this new service has not been officially announced.
However, Delano learned that they are going to do a test run in the next week or so. They also hope to have it up and running at the Market District in Robinson on April 9.
The Robinson Market District will be the first to offer Curbside Express. The first use is free, gbut will cost you about $5 an order after.
If it goes well, watch for it to expand.