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Your Grocery Shopping Can Now Be A Point and Click Away

Posted June 21, 2001 4:54 a.m. EDT

— If you are out of bread or milk and you do not have the time to go grocery shopping, there's now an easier way to do it. Online grocery shopping is becoming a growing trend in the Triangle.

Harris Teeter

is just the latest Triangle grocery chain to offer online shopping. For $4.95, you can

point and click

on the items you want, pay with your credit card and a personal shopper does the rest.

"Most of the items in the store are online," says Britt Hothersall, spokesman for Harris Teeter. "We do not carry a full assortment, but any time you can't find online, we do have a place where you can put a special text in to add that item to your cart."

Once your order is complete, it waits in a freezer or cooler until you are ready to pick it up. You can just drive up to the express lane at the grocery store, push the call box and your order is brought out.

Harris Teeter promises you will have access to the same sale items and specials as traditional shoppers. Coupons can be reimbursed on your next order.

"We bring the store to you. You're getting all the savings that you would if you came in the store," Hothersall says.

Online shopping is offered at the Harris Teeter at Crescent Commons in Cary and Stonehenge in Raleigh. It is also offered at several Lowes Food stores.