Mar 02 2020
There’s no shortage of omnichannel chatter across the retail landscape, and that chatter has been building for quite some time. But now that 44% of American households are actively buying food both on- and offline, the industry needs to focus more on the consumer and less on the physical channel.
As online capabilities have grown, […]
Nov 18 2019
Source: Park City Group
SALT LAKE CITY–In a speech at the Retailer-Owned Food Distributors Association/National Grocers Association Fall Conference, ReposiTrak Partner Joe Meherg told attendees that retailers must move to eliminate out-of-stocks to avoid customer defection to online competitors.
“Online grocery shopping is growing rapidly with year-over-year increases,” Meherg told the audience gathered at the Sawgrass Marriott […]
Sep 30 2019
Source: Steve Markenson, Director of Research, Food Marketing Institute
The answer to the question is – let me count the ways.
This year’s U.S. Grocery Shopper Trends report takes a deep dive into the growing world of online shopping and explores how the evolving eCommerce world is changing how Americans shop for food and how that may […]
Sep 23 2019
Source: The Nielsen Company
Despite the explosion in online shopping in the U.S., physical stores haven’t gone by the wayside. Why? In a word: fresh.
Although e-commerce represents just 4% of grocery sales today, it accounts for nearly one-third of total growth. And Americans are increasingly heading online to shop for non perishables, household items and pet […]
Sep 09 2019
Expanding Fulfillment Options, Online Assortment Will Drive Significant Growth of Online Grocery Sales Worldwide
Source: Edge by Ascentia
BOSTON — Store-based sales will continue to account for the majority of worldwide edible grocery sales over the next five years, but online sales are poised to grow much faster as leading retailers continue to prioritize ecommerce by expanding their online assortment and fulfillment options, according to analysts at ecommerce insights company […]
Dec 03 2018
Grocery Store Digital Communications Trends: The Rise Of Email & The Fall Of Snapchat by Kelli Windsor, Food Marketing Institute
As a digital communications professional I like to take a step back from my day-to-day job of actually doing digital communications and look at FMI’s Food Retailing Industry Speaks with a practitioner’s eye. I like to look at the tactics my fellow communications professionals are pursing in their B2C efforts and examine what is working […]
Oct 08 2018
Total Digital Maturation In Online Grocery Shopping Is Only Five To Seven Years Away by Doug Baker, FMI
The “acceleration path” for online book and music sales was 15 years. That’s how long it took to move from 20 percent of consumers shopping online to what experts consider maturation, 70 percent.
After that, things sped up. The next industry to go online, banking, only took 10 years to reach that point.
Recent research prepared for […]
Sep 17 2018
Although that may be good news for brick-and-mortar supermarkets, most food manufacturers and retailers have to perform back flips for in-store grocery data. For years, Michael Sloan, the co-founder and CEO of New York City soft serve fruit shop Chloe’s Fruit had to do it manually. He and his team would contact grocery stores to […]
Aug 03 2018
This year, FMI has focused on providing education and information around e-commerce for its retailers. We’ve hosted a webinar series with Rosie, an online grocery shopping service, on the advantages, challenges and opportunities surrounding e-commerce for the grocery industry. In the third webinar of this series, Leading Retailers: E-commerce as a Competitive Advantage, FMI and […]