Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Retailers not ready for massive online grocery growth

Chain Store Age
Online grocery is set to boom, whether retailers are prepared or not.

According to “Crossing the Grocery E-commerce Rubicon,” a new study of the U.S. online grocery industry from Israeli AI/robotics technology provider Commonsense Robotics, curbside pickup and online delivery both saw significant growth in 2018. Rollout of curbside pickup locations by major U.S. retailers rose 230% during 2018. By the end of the year, curbside pickup was available in 45% of Walmart stores, 58% of Kroger stores, 56% of Target stores, 30% of Ahold Delhaize stores, and 21.7% of Albertsons stores. . . . more