Walmart reported 33% growth in U.S. ecommerce in Q1 with online grocery being a contributing factor to the growth. Total revenue was $122.7 billion, an increase of $5.1 billion or 4.4%. See what led to the improvement from the fourth quarter to the first quarter.
Cincinnati-based grocery chain Kroger has reportedly expressed interest in acquiring online bulk order retail startup Boxed.com, with other major players including Costco, Target and German grocery chain Aldi in the mix as well.
In the perpetual game of keep-up with Amazon and Walmart, Target announced plans to acquire delivery service provider Shipt for $550 million, expanding same-day delivery to half of its stores by early 2018 and all major markets by the next holiday season.
Though the majority of grocery purchases today happen within the four walls of a brick-and-mortar store, online grocery shopping is a trend that’s expected to grow. Here are six recommendations to meet a grocer shopper’s expectations.