I never really put much thought into Spinneys’ history and where it’s from. But after my friend Jessy told me about their plans, and later saw a snippet in Lebanon Opportunities about the same thing, further confirming the rumors, I Wikipedia-ed it and found some cool stuff.
Apparently, they started in 1924 when the British wanted a place to get supplies for the railway yards. It’s come a long way now and operates in several Arab countries, including our beloved Lebanon of course. Read more here.
As for the fantastic news, it seems you’ll be able to order your groceries online and have them delivered to your home within the same day or the next day. This is awesome if you’re lazy like me and don’t want to be stuck behind that fat old lady which buys supplies for her entire dynasty of kids. The only question that remains is, will you need to pay online (which means it won’t be accessible to as many Lebanese) or will it be ok to pay cash upon delivery like many other online retailers in Lebanon.
EDIT: Spinneys Rep Ralph El Kahi: “Hi Gino, you will be able to pay online, cash or card on delivery or through the new mobile payment.”