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 2014

Fresh start: Low unemployment and more broadband connections will expand the industry

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.

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Market Share of Companies
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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 09-14
Annual Growth 14-19
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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. Over the five years to 2014, the industry has been driven by Americans' affinity for the internet. Broadband connections have increased and the number of mobile internet connections skyrocketed, reinforcing demand for online retailing services. Looking ahead, the five years to 2019 promise strong growth for the Online Grocery Sales industry. Driven by declining unemployment and increased internet usage, industry revenue is forecast to grow substantially.... purchase to read more

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The Online Grocery Sales industry benefitted from the spread of the internet, wireless and mobile devises over the past five years. The internet offers users easy access to a variety of products, the ability to make quick price comparisons and the convenience of shopping from home. These characteristics helped shield internet sales from the recession, including online grocery sales. While industry revenue dipped in 2009, it quickly recovered the following year. Per capita disposable income has slowly recovered, allowing consumers to spend more money at online grocery stores. Industry revenue has also grown each year since then, and profit margins have improved as shoppers returned to buying regular-priced goods after shopping exclusively for deals... 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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