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Supermarkets evolve amid shifting industry

Jul 02, 2017 - The San Francisco Chronicle

The future is almost in the bag - even for this East Oakland supermarket that stands in a strip mall behind an Auto Zone.

"Our customers would always bring up: 'Hey, do you guys deliver?'" said Rahban Algazzali, owner of Gazzali's Supermarket, where about 2,200 customers circle in and out on an average day.

Algazzali would periodically look into setting up a delivery service for online shoppers, but he was discouraged by the costs: He would need a van, insurance, extra staff. But a...