More than half of respondents (54%) plan to shop for premium groceries this holiday season, according to a recent survey from Accenture.
Are consumers eating out more frequently or are they preparing more meals at home? According to new NPD Group data, over 80% of meals were prepared and eaten at home in 2017. US consumers dined out 185 times last year, down from the 2000 peak when that figure was 216.
Grocery apps are some of the fastest-growing apps in the US, according to eMarketer’s latest app usage forecast. This year, 18.0 million US adults will use a grocery app at least once a month, up 49.6% over last year.
In the latest episode of "Behind the Numbers," eMarketer analyst Andrew Lipsman talks about Amazon's recent efforts to transform grocery shopping, including the launch of its second cashierless convenience store.
Online grocery categories can be divided into two camps: perishable items and the so-called center store products that have longer shelf lives. A Field Agent survey found US online grocery shoppers are more comfortable buying CPG products digitally.
For some shoppers, a long wait in line at the supermarket may lead them to head out the door. And they don't always make the purchase somewhere else: They may just abandon it altogether.
One-hour curbside pickup is the latest Amazon benefit granted to Whole Foods Market shoppers using the Prime Now app. Getting items to shoppers quickly and more conveniently (not to mention cost-effectively) is where the retail battle is being fought.
Grocery executives are proud of the technological progress their industry has made in recent years, but at the same time, they remain fearful of being left behind.
Older consumers often get short shrift in studies about online shopping behavior because they aren't digital natives like coveted Gen Z and millennials. But it makes sense that older consumers who may not drive or who may have trouble carrying groceries would take advantage of online grocery delivery if they could.
Amazon made waves last year with the acquisition of Whole Foods Market. Despite forays into food and beverage with Amazon Fresh, this was a loud and clear signal that the online retailer was invading the traditional supermarket space as well. And the retailer that solves the logistical issues of getting perishables to shoppers quickly and cost-effectively stands to gain exponentially.