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Data for today’s episode is provided by Mercator Advisory Group’s report – U.S. Online Grocery Shopping Takes Off but Remains a Challenging Channel
Profit margins for grocery stores are razor thin, but not for private label products
- Net profit margins for US grocery stores are razor-thin: 1-2%
- But private label product lines are more profitable, yielding 35% compared to 26% for national brands
- US consumers average 2.1 grocery trips per week
- Average US household grocery spending is $109 per week
- Millennials make the most trips: 2.3 times per week
- Generation X consumers grocery shop 2.2 times per week
- Boomers grocery shop the least per week: 1.9 trips on average
About the report
Driven by growing consumer e-commerce and advances in grocery order fulfillment, U.S. online grocery sales continue to increase to record levels. National and regional grocery chains are making major investments in technology and delivery resources to address this online sales channel. A new research report from Mercator Advisory Group, U.S. Online Grocery Shopping Takes Off but Remains a Challenging Channelassesses current industry challenges and opportunities as well as future considerations and implications for the grocery industry.
“Consumers want convenience and immediacy in their everyday shopping routines. Grocers have been late to the online party, but now they are going all out to support customers that prefer online shopping. But grocery order fulfillment is labor intensive and last-mile delivery is expensive, so the online channel will be financially challenging for grocers.” commented Raymond Pucci, Director, Merchant Services at Mercator Advisory Group, the author of this report.
This report is 14 pages long and has 4 exhibits.
Companies mentioned in this report: Ahold Delhaize, Albertsons, Aldi, Amazon.com, BJ’s Wholesale Club, Costco, Food Lion, FreshDirect, Instacart, Giant, Hannaford, H-E-B, Kroger, Lidl, Market Basket, Peapod, Postmates, Publix, Sam’s Club, Shipt, Smart & Final, Stew Leonard’s, Stop & Shop, Target, Trader Joe’s, Walmart, Wegmans, and Whole Foods.