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 can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

Report Snapshot
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 SWOT Analysis Chapter

The Online Grocery Sales industry is in the growth stage of its life cycle; its contribution to the US economy is outpacing general economic growth. Over the 10 years to 2018, the industry's value added (IVA) is forecast to increase at an average annual rate of 6.2%, despite weakened performance during the recession. Meanwhile, US GDP is anticipated to grow 2.1% per year on average. This is a characteristic of a growing industry.

The number of industry participants is also expected to increase over this period. During the 10 years to 2018, the number of industry participants is anticipated to grow at an annualized rate of 3.1% to 2,196. This increase indicates the opportunities available to new entrants... 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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