Column: Grocery wars; can Amazon keep the milk fresh and even make some money?
For the past two weeks, I've hunted my neighborhood supermarkets for oyster sauce to complete my steak stir-fry creations. Frustrated by my inability to locate this evasive condiment (#firstworldproblems), I turned to the one source where I can get anything my heart desires - Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN).
And courtesy of my Amazon Prime membership, I'll ave my Lee Kum Kee Panda Brand Oyster Sauce (along with my 3M Dual Lock Fasteners) shipped to me free by Thursday at 8:00 p.m. EDT.
Incidentally, around the time I was placing this order, the good folks at Reuters published a story indicating that Amazon may be planning a big expansion of its online grocery business.