Nathan Rigby, VP of sales and marketing, said: “In the third quarter of 2017, Amazon's sales of consumables ramped up significantly. As the grocery and health and personal care markets stagnate in the brick and mortar space, e-commerce sales pick up the slack.
“Amazon's sales of consumables, including home and personal care, grocery, beauty and pets, grew by an average of 80% across the US, UK, Germany, France and Canada, with the beauty and pets groups both doubling in size.
"As more brand manufacturers focus on Amazon as a sales channel and Amazon continues to make big investments in consumables, such as the recent purchase of Whole Foods, there is little doubt that this rapid growth will continue…”
Amazon Fresh generates $90m in sales in Q3
In its latest quarterly report, One Click Retail notes that coffee and beverages remain the top sellers on Amazon’s platforms, with the Original Donut Shop climbing to the top spot in the US. Meal replacement drink Soylent also populates the top 10 in the US and was the bestselling grocery item in Canada in the third quarter.
“With Amazon Fresh, Amazon made a commitment to competing in the perishables space,” said Rigby: “In Q3 2017, Amazon Fresh generated $90m in sales in the US, consistently growing at an average of 3% per week during the quarter.
“Half of Fresh sales were split between dairy products and produce, followed by meat (including deli meats and seafood) with 18% of sales. The more recent purchase of Whole Foods is also bound to make a major impact on Amazon Grocery, but it's still too early see a meaningful effect.”