E-commerce sales reached $7.2 billion in June, a 9 percent increase over May, according to Brick Meets Click/Mercatus Grocery Survey, reports Progressive Grocer. In addition, grocery delivery and pickup have seen an increase since the pandemic began. In June, 45.6 million households used delivery and pickup services and order frequency grew from 1.7 to 1.9 orders per month.
“Many grocery retailers have demonstrated amazing agility since the health crisis started, building surge capacity to better meet the astronomical growth in demand for shopping online,” said David Bishop, partner and research lead at Brick Meets Click. “This increase in online grocery capacity has flipped the equation. Today as shoppers have more choice, the increased capacity is now actually enabling the continued growth of online grocery.” Full Story