Online Grocery Sales in the US: Market Research Report

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Online Grocery Sales Market Research Report | Online Retail | Online Food & Beverage Sales | Sep 2015

Fresh start: Rising consumer income and broadband connections will expand the industry

IBISWorld’s Online Grocery Sales market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

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Market Share of Companies
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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

While revenue for operators in the Online Grocery Sales industry fell during the recession, the industry's overall performance was not severely marred over the period. Americans' affinity for the internet has driven industry growth. Broadband connections have increased, and the number of mobile internet connections skyrocketed, reinforcing demand for online retailing services. Looking ahead, the next five years promise strong growth for the Online Grocery Sales industry. Driven by declining unemployment and increased internet usage, industry revenue is forecast to rise substantially.... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

Capital intensity for the Online Grocery Sales industry is moderate. For every dollar spent on labor, the average operator dedicates $0.32 toward capital equipment. Because this industry relies more heavily on delivering its products to customers, its average labor costs are higher than those of other internet-based industries. Capital expenditures are made on vehicle fleets, office hardware and software and warehouse equipment (such as forklifts). During the recession, capital intensity increased. Industry participants cut employment and wages in an effort to minimize costs quickly and retain profit margins... purchase to read more


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What is the Online Grocery Sales Industry?

Operators in this industry sell grocery items through online channels. The industry comprises companies that are based online and those that have both a physical presence and also sell food products on the internet.

Industry Products
Meat, fish, poultry and other deli itemsFruits and vegetablesDairy productsBeverages (including alcohol)Frozen foodsDelivery chargesOther nonfood itemsOther food items
Industry Activities
Selling canned goodsSelling dry goodsSelling frozen goodsSelling produce

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