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Hartman Group: Don’t downplay the online threat

Hartman Group: Don’t downplay the online threat

Could traditional supermarkets disappear in 20 years?

By Elaine Watson

As the immediate shock of the Amazon Whole Foods deal wears off, and spooked retailers are reassured that just 1% of US food and beverage retail sales are generated online,* they would be wise to remember that not all growth curves are linear, says Hartman...

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Grocery stores lead way for online ice cream orders, says 1010Data

By Adi Menayang

The center of the store may be where growth of online sales and orders thrive, but consumers are getting more comfortable clicking away to buy products from other aisles to. According to 1010DATA, online ice cream orders have grown threefold since 2014...

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