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Grocery Delivery Service Opens In D'Iberville

Hate grocery shopping?  Well, so do Christina and Jim Nanney.  

"Absolutely," exclaims Christina with a laugh.

But they'll do your grocery shopping for you anyway and bring it to your home, for a price.

"Up to $100 it's $12.95 and then it goes down from there," says Christina. "Then we do charge 10% over what we pay at the grocery store."

This is Coast Grocery, an Internet and telephone grocery delivery service in D'Iberville, inspired partly by Christina's great-grandmother.  

"My great-grandmother was fiercly independent and would hate to ask us to go to the grocery store for her. She ended up walking."

And it's partly inspired by this strange little device Jim, the computer engineer, built from spare parts.  

"The Pantry Scanner, it inventories what you've got on hand so you don't have to think about it."  

Now they use Jim's Pantry Scanner to process orders and build a database on items and brands that each client orders.  

"Then they schedule a delivery that fits them. Whatever time or day within the next two weeks. Then we go shopping the day of the delivery to make sure everything is fresh and deliver it to them."

But don't think that means the store will make a late night beer run.  

"We can't deliver prescription drugs. We don't want to do alcohol or tobacco because of the age limitations."

Their client list and service area is still fairly small, but they hope to expand both as the business grows. And they're pretty sure there are more people out there like them, who hate grocery shopping so much, they'll gladly pay someone else to do it.  

"I hope so," says Christina. "I hope we've found a way to make it a lot easier."  

To learn more about how Coast Grocery works, or to use the service yourself, visit www.coastgrocery.com.

by Don Culpepper

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