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Coronavirus may permanently change how we buy our food

Like most Americans, Steve Rainwater never used online grocery services. Then the coronavirus pandemic hit. Now his family — Rainwater, his wife and two cats — are getting food using Instacart and Whole Foods deliveries.


“Provided all these services keep delivering, I’m sure I could do this indefinitely,” Rainwater, a software developer in his 50s who lives in Irving, Texas, outside of Dallas, said last week.