Online grocery stores could see $100 billion in sales by 2025

Online grocery stores could see $100 billion in sales by 2025

Twenty-five percent of American households currently buy at least some groceries from online retailers.

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January 30, 2017
CNBC
Consumer Watch

Online grocery shopping could grow five-fold over the next decade, with American consumers spending upwards of $100 billion on food-at-home items by 2025, according to a report released Monday.

Supermarket giants Wal-Mart Stores and Kroger already draw sales from their online efforts and compete with Amazon and other e-commerce challengers, but the report from Food Marketing Institute and Nielsen points out that the online channel is likely to capture significantly more market share in the decade ahead from the bricks-and-mortar stores.

Around a quarter of American households currently buy some groceries online, up from 19 percent in 2014, and more than 70 percent will engage with online food shopping within 10 years, according to the report, entitled "The Digitally Engaged Food Shopper." It also found that of those who will buy online, 60 percent expect to spend about a quarter of their food dollars online in 10 years.

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