The sick, the invalid or the just plain lazy or hungover have a new friend in Acadiana Home Grocery Delivery.

Run by Doug Hargrave of Doug’s Tree Service, the service was borne of his need to have something to do in the off-season. “I have always been drawn to retail,” he says. “Not everybody has the money to open a Piggly Wiggy and this is the next best thing.”

Acadiana Home Grocery Delivery opened eight months ago and is gaining momentum. Home health agencies use it for their clients. Other people use it from anywhere around the world to buy groceries for their family members and friends. One client uses AHGD to ensure her son actually has "real" food to eat while he is studying at UL. People can even buy gift certificates as presents.

The premise is simple: Register free with Acadiana Home Grocery Delivery then go shopping. Everything is broken down into genres like Breakfast Foods, Kosher Foods, Produce, Snacks and even Office & School Supplies. Peruse the page, click on what you want and how many, add it to your cart, pay using one of six different methods and voila, groceries bought and delivered. Bam. They don’t deliver alcohol or cigarettes, however, so keep that in mind.

Shoppers have a choice between same day, next day or emergency delivery and each comes with its own price point of $35, $14.99 and $50 respectively.

“Retail groceries is a 40 billion dollar industry. I provide some type of service," Hargrave says. “Most people have someone come cut their grass, why not have someone deliver your groceries? In Houston and Dallas grocery delivery services have their own checkout line at the stores. It’s huge elsewhere.”

Check out the website or call Doug Hargrave at 523-6123.

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