DISCUSSION QUESTIONS: Do you think the concern bodegas have about being pushed out of existence by ultra-fast delivery is warranted? What can bodegas and other mom and pop c-stores do to remain relevant in the face of ultra-fast services?

Interactive Edge’s CEO, Zel Bianco comments, featured on RetailWire’s Braintrust:

We New Yorkers certainly like our conveniences – be it fast delivery at virtually any time of the day or night or the corner deli or bodega. There is still a mix of both in most neighborhoods. New Yorkers are also impatient and like to get out into their neighborhoods, so the corner deli or bodega will always be a go-to spot when you need a few items. The last thing we need in this chaotic town is more motorized delivery bikes and scooters taking over our streets and sidewalks.

Bodega owners see ultra-fast delivery as a business killer