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

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 Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$13bn
Annual Growth 12-17
10.1%
Forecast Growth 17-22
Profit
Employment
39,527
Businesses
2,819
Market Share of Companies

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Declining unemployment and increased internet usage will drive revenue
  • Online grocery retailers adopt a number of strategies to cope with high distribution costs
  • A number of big-name tech companies are offering same-day delivery services for food
  • Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

    The Online Grocery Sales industry benefited from the spread of the internet and wireless and mobile devices 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 internet sales skyrocket over the past five years. Additionally, per capita disposable income slowly recovered, allowing consumers to spend more money at online grocery stores. Industry revenue has grown each year since 2012, and profit margins have improved as shoppers returned to buying regular-priced goods after shopping exclusively for deals. Revenue grew at an aggressive average annual rate of 10.1% during the five years to 2017; online groceries now account for about 2.0% o...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Online Grocery Sales Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Online Grocery Sales Industry are

  • Ability to control stock on hand
  • Having a loyal customer base
  • Company's website is user-friendly
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Number of mobile internet connections and Per capita disposable income in the Online Grocery Sales industry impact industry performance..

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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 items
  • Fruits and vegetables
  • Dairy products
  • Beverages (including alcohol)
  • Frozen foods
  • Delivery charges
  • Candy and prepackaged snacks
  • Other foods
  • Industry Activities
  • Selling canned goods
  • Selling dry goods
  • Selling frozen goods
  • Selling produce
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Number of mobile internet connections
  • Per capita disposable income
  • External competition
  • Agricultural price index

  • Current Performance
  • Low penetration
  • Business models
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • New industry entrants
  • Penetration increases
  • Table: Online Grocery Sales Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Online Grocery Sales Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Beef & Pork Wholesaling
  • Confectionery Wholesaling
  • Dairy Wholesaling
  • Egg & Poultry Wholesaling
  • Fish & Seafood Wholesaling
  • Frozen Food Wholesaling
  • Fruit & Vegetable Wholesaling
  • Grocery Wholesaling
  • Meat, Beef & Poultry Processing

  • Products & Services
  • Other foods
  • Frozen foods
  • Candy and prepackaged snacks
  • Beverages (including alcohol)
  • Meat, fish, poultry and other deli items
  • Dairy products
  • Fruits and vegetables
  • Delivery charges
  • Chart: Online Grocery Sales Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Consumers aged 25 to 34
  • Consumers aged 35 to 44
  • Consumers aged 45 to 54
  • Consumers aged 24 and younger
  • Consumers aged 55 and older
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Online Grocery Sales Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesWagesMarketingOther costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Online Grocery Sales

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Online Grocery Sales Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    PeaPod,
  • Table: PeaPod - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Online Grocery Sales Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Online Grocery Sales Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Number of broadband connections (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Brick-And-Mortar
  • A store that has a physical presence and location, as opposed to an online retailer.
  • Smartphone
  • A mobile phone that offers advanced PC-like capabilities.
  • Tablet
  • A complete computer contained entirely on a flat, touch screen device.
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