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A street fight among grocers to deliver your milk, eggs, bananas

The biggest challenge is that groceries must stay cold for hours at a time

Rachel Abrams | NYT 

Every couple of days, Sinclair Browne fights through traffic in Times Square, squeezes his delivery truck into a parking spot, walks up four flights of stairs and delivers groceries to a guy whose order he knows by heart. “I’m fast,” said Browne, slicing his hands in the air, ninja style. “In and out, in and out.” Delivering food requires military precision: Bananas can’t get cold. Produce can’t get warm. Eggs, of course, must not get broken. And people expect their food to arrive at specific times. Browne, 40, is a driver for the online grocery ...

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First Published: Sat, June 24 2017. 20:56 IST