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Five trends to watch in online grocery shopping

By Elaine Watson

While the proportion of Americans who say they have purchased groceries online over the past 12 months has declined, slightly more consumers say they now do ‘most’ or ‘all or almost all’ of their grocery shopping online, according to Coresight Research’s...

Four ‘must-haves’ for a successful online grocery experience

Four ‘must-haves’ for a successful online grocery experience

By Elizabeth Crawford

Consumers are embracing online grocery shopping nearly twice as fast as predicted just a year ago, but there are still significant barriers that retailers must address to maximize their reach across channels, according to new Nielsen data.

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'For the 4th year in a row, consumers have turned their backs on buying groceries online'

Is online grocery shopping failing?

By Elaine Watson

“Make no mistake,” says Dr Kurt Jetta, the founder of CPG analytics firm TABS Analytics, “Online grocery is failing.” But is he right, given that most commentators predict food e-commerce sales will grow significantly over the next several years, albeit...

Direct Eats: We could be a $1bn business in five years

Direct Eats founder: We could be a $1bn business within five years

By Elaine Watson

If you want to compete in the cut-throat world of online grocery retailing, you’ve got to find an incredible niche, or think very, very big. And David Hack, the serial entrepreneur behind online marketplace Direct Eats, is firmly in the second bracket: “This...

Abe’s Market: natural for the masses

Abe’s Market: natural for the masses

By Maggie Hennessy

With a million customers nationwide and counting, online natural products retailer Abe’s Market looks to make it easier for natural products consumers to buy everything in one place by focusing on trial, convenience and value. 

Online grocery shopping on the rise: Survey

Online grocery shopping on the rise: Survey

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

Shoppers increasingly are looking to the internet for better deals on foods and beverages, according to a new survey from the Integer group and M/A/R/C Research.


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