DoorDash Grabs Majority of Surging Convenience Market
DoorDash is leading the online convenience category by a country mile, according to new transaction data analyzed by Edison Trends. After 2020, in which consumer spending at online C-stores grew by 346 percent, DoorDash ended last month with 58 percent share over second-place goPuff with 24 percent of the market.
GrubMarket Raised $90 Million in 2020 to Accelerate Nationwide Expansion
GrubMarket today announced it completed $90 million of financing in an oversubscribed Series D round in 2020, from funds and accounts managed by BlackRock, ACE & Company, Celtic House Venture Partners, Sixty Degree Capital, The Strand Partners, Reimagined Ventures, Trinity Capital Investment, Madison Bay Capital Partners, Marubeni Ventures, GGV and others.
Operational Rigidity Prevents Ocado from Gaining a Stronger Foothold, Says GlobalData
“When viewed in relation to the wider online grocery market – which grew 87.8% in 2020 – and rival’s results, it is clear Ocado has failed to keep pace with the likes of Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Waitrose over the course of the year. This largely stems from its inability to meet the boom in demand the way its supermarket rivals have been able to, i.e. through rapid escalation of in-store picking services for online fulfilment.”
E-Grocery: Challenge or Chance
With an approximate market size of USD 326 billion, food & groceries form the backbone of the Indian retail sector. Food is one of the main categories of global spending and a significant proportion of the wallet for consumers.
The E Grocery Dilemma
Swisslog vice president of retail and e-commerce sales, Colman Roche, discusses the challenges grocers face as they evaluate their options for dealing with the rapid growth in e-grocery sales.
Where Does Grocery Go Next with Online Fulfillment?
In trying to envision the future of grocery, we at S2G Ventures go back to how it all began. In 1916, Clarence Saunders opened the first Piggly Wiggly store and changed how people shop for food. The chain’s revolutionary self-service operations, which allowed customers to browse four times the product variety of the average store, unlocked a simple truth: Americans like to pick their own groceries.
How Food Brands Must Adapt to Changing Online Shopping Needs As Consumers Embrace eCommerce
At the start of the pandemic, online shopping, and online grocery in particular, was an obvious need for consumers looking for an easy and safe way to buy essentials. Now as restaurants, bars, and retail shops remain closed or at limited capacity, and consumers settle into quarantine with continued uncertainty this year, how will online shopping needs change? And how must brands adjust their online and eCommerce strategies to win?
Grocery Delivery Services can Help Keep Seniors Healthy, Safe this Winter
With winter roads treacherous and the COVID-19 vaccination process in its early stages, many experts continue to advise that older adults consider staying home as much as possible. However, with errands to run and doctor’s appointments to keep, staying home isn’t always easy. After all, you need to eat, right? Thanks to numerous grocery and meal delivery options, going food shopping is one item you may be able to cross off your to-do list.
Vallarta Supermarket Readies for Lent
If you’re looking for an easy place to make meatless choices, Vallarta Supermarkets is offering additional menu offerings in various departments in time for Lent—February 17 to April 3. And they’re partnering with Postmates and Instacart, if that doesn’t make it all just too easy.