KrogerOn-line grocery shopping should be available in the Roanoke Valley sometime next month.  Kroger is bringing the service to its Bonsack store, and it plans to add two more in the valley within the next year. It lets you grocery shop from home or anywhere else by selecting the items you want on line, choosing a time to pick them up, then heading for a special drive-up lane.  WFIR’s Evan Jones has the story.

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Kroger news release:  Kroger plans to offer online ordering with curbside pickup in the Roanoke Valley next month. The Kroger store at Bonsack located at 3970 Valley Gateway Blvd. in Roanoke County will be the first Kroger store west of Richmond to offer the service. Kroger has been testing the service—called ClickList—for the past 18 months. Approximately 45 stores now offer the service. The Kroger store on Iron Bridge Road in Chesterfield County began the service earlier this month. It’s the first Kroger to offer the service on the east coast. Customers order online and specify what time they want to pick up their groceries the following day. The store offers more than 40,000 items, including fresh meat and produce.

“Customers tell us they appreciate the convenience and time saved when using ClickList,” says Allison McGee, spokesperson for the Mid-Atlantic Division. “One customer said her usual weekly shopping takes 90 minutes and using ClickList reduces her time to 20 minutes. The time saved can be invested in a variety of ways that make life easier. “We anticipate ClickList will appeal to all our customers, especially parents with young children, business executives/professionals and senior citizens,” she added. Kroger is continuing to test ClickList and will announce a starting date for the service at the Bonsack store in April.