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 | Dec 2013

Fresh ingredients: Declining unemployment and increasing broadband connections will grow revenue

IBISWorld’s Online Grocery Sales market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

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Market Share of Companies
Fresh Direct Fresh Direct market share
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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 08-13
Annual Growth 13-18
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Americans' increasing adoption of, and reliance on, the internet as a source for shopping has supported the Online Grocery Sales industry's growth for the past decade. While revenue fell during the recession, overall performance was not severely marred over the period. Moreover, although external competition from traditional brick-and-mortar grocery stores will remain a consistent threat, declining unemployment and increased internet usage will grow revenue.... 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 $0.26 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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