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The good and bad of buying groceries online

Shoppers who buy groceries online like the convenience of home delivery but find the range of products online narrower

Published on Jul 27, 2014 12:01 PM

Lecturer Joshua Low and father of four may live within walking distance of NTUC FairPrice and Cold Storage supermarkets, but he shops for groceries and baby products on their online shopping portals.

He also stocks up on groceries from online retailer RedMart, which he uses twice a month, spending about $75 at a go.

Mr Low, 37, whose children are aged one to seven, says he prefers the convenience of online grocery shopping so that he does not have to lug bulky items such as milk powder, diapers and bags of rice. The Lows, who live in a three-room HDB flat in Bukit Batok, do not drive.

"When my wife was pregnant, it was difficult for her to carry stuff as well as handle young children running around in the supermarket."

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