…with brief, occasional, italicized and sometimes gratuitous commentary…

• Southeastern Grocers announced this week that it is expanding its e-commerce offerings to Winn-Dixie stores in Louisiana, in communities that include Baton Rouge, Covington, Mandeville, New Orleans and Slidell.

Local press reports note that this move will allow Winn-Dixie to compete more effectively with other grocers that offer grocery delivery, including Rouses, Alexander's Highland Market, and Target.

The good news for Winn-Dixie is that it is offering e-commerce. The questionable part of the decision is allowing Instacart to power the offering, which is akin to not just allowing the fox into the henhouse, but offering him a seat, a knife and fork, and maybe, in this case, a nice Abita Turbodog.