Grocery shopping strategies during the pandemic

Ordering online with contactless service
Posted at 6:26 AM, Nov 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-23 11:37:03-05

TUCSON, Ariz. — According to, about 80 percent of Americans have shopped for their food online since the start of the pandemic and it’s a trend that store owners are catering to.

It’s a chore that some of us love and others dread – grocery shopping. Nowadays it’s become even more complicated with the covid-19 pandemic. Especially for those who are high-risk. Fry’s District Manager Mel Ryan says more people are taking advantage of the services they have in place to help keep customers and workers safe.

“From 20-year-olds to 90-year-olds, everyone uses the service. Just order whatever you want just like you’re shopping. Complete the transaction it comes through our system and we go within that store and pick out the groceries,” Ryan said.

All shoppers have to do is go to the Fry’s website choose your food and pick-up time and all of the work is done for you.

"We load them up into your car so it's completely contactless. Which is a good thing this year. It gives our customers another great option at the store,”

You can also get your order brought to your doorstep within 1 hour for an extra $10 fee.

“We shop the store and we give you the same fresh product you get in the store,” Ryan said

As for shipping and pickup, it's free but only if your order is over $35. If not there’s a $5 fee. Ryan says Fry’s stores have pick-up options all across the state. Time slots are available from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.

“Ever since the pandemic started in March it has just went through the roof and it's sustainable too. Most people who tried it like it. We have 13 stores across Tucson that have the pick up at our 19 and we’re always looking to expand those,” Ryan said.