New Home Grocery Delivery Service Lets Customers Skip Lines, Save Time

By Geena Martinez
NewsWest 9
MIDLAND - The boom in our local economy means there are more people and more people means longer lines, especially at the grocery store.
But for a fee, a new company in Midland is offering to fight the crowds at the stores so you don't have to.

It's an idea that came to mind for Jessica Alvarez while she was stuck in line at the grocery store.

"Going to the store is just not fun at all and the lines have been getting bigger," Alvarez said. "People were just waiting there, rolling their eyes, it was just really bad."

But wait no more. Alvarez, and her husband Jason, started up J and J Home Grocery Delivery Service.

They go shopping for you so you can skip the lines and stay at home.

"I know there's a lot of working moms, busy moms and a lot of elderly people who just cannot come shop for themselves," she said.

The shopping fee starts at $15 and goes up five bucks depending on how much you buy and if you need to go to more than one store.

You can email, fax or call them with your list.

"You can tell us the store to shop at, the brand, the size," Alvarez said.

They take cash, checks and credit cards. For another small fee, they even drop off your dry cleaning.

"You save on time, gas, you get to spend more time with your family and actually doing things you enjoy," Alvarez said. "It also saves on impulse buys, you won't come to the store for three things and end up leaving with 20."

So far they have a growing clientele of stay-at-home moms and elderly customers.

Convenience is their main selling point and many residents agree.

One viewer said the service "would be very helpful for us working women to avoid that after work trip to the grocery store or last minute school project!"

Another said they "would definitely use them, beats having to face the crowds and bad drivers that have plagued our city with this economic boom."

But convenience isn't for everyone.

One viewer said "No probably not. I'm picky about the foods and brands I buy."

Others said grocery shopping is their excuse to get out of the house.

If you're interested in J and J Home Grocery Delivery Service, you can visit or call 1-877-934-6746 Ext. 84.