Grocery delivery is a $4.5 billion industry — a small sliver of the $680 billion for grocery overall, according to the Chicago-based food industry consulting firm Pentallect, whose 2017 data excludes sales of pet food, health and beauty aids, flowers and alcohol. That figure is expected to jump 12.5% each year and reach $9 billion out of $735 billion in 2022.
"As more people get used to it, it’s become more popular," said David
Livingston, a supermarket consultant with Wisconsin-based DJL Research.
"The business model for this has been getting better.". . . more