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Brno, July 26 (BD) – More retail chains are starting to offer the groceries via web in the Czech Republic.

While online grocery shopping is already a thing across the ocean, European consumers are still getting used to it.

Differences in culture may also explain why European nations hold back from the growing online phenomenon.

If you have visited the States, you might have noticed enormous shopping malls where people shop for days in advance. Plus, the malls are not located near every town; therefore the travel costs translate into time and money.

Even though the situation in Europe is slightly different, there is still a huge selling point in online services. On-line shopping is convenient and saves a lot of time.

Tesco started to deliver groceries back in 2012. The retail chain Globus launched its own version of groceries delivery last year.

Their competitors are now considering to battle for the market share.

A spokesperson for Lidl, Zuzana Holá, says that they are planning to launch an online service this year. She added that the service would be available all over the country, which is something most of the online grocery shops do not offer. The deliveries are mostly available in the Prague, Brno, Ostrava, Pilsen and surrounding areas.

The competition to the big retail chains in the Czech Republic includes Rohlik.cz, Kolonial.cz, and Kosik.cz.

Penny Market, a retail chain from Germany, in response to Amazon, has started to offer their service in Germany and Austria. The purchase is not limited by any minimum amount, which is best for buying something you have forgotten or specialty/convenience items.

The company does not say anything certain about the expansion into the Czech territory.

Albert and Billa, other popular chains in the country, do not provide official information about the potential development of their online grocery shops.

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