E-Commerce Sales Reach $7.2 Billion

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…

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Dawn Food Products Launches E-Commerce Platform

Dawn Food Products Inc. has launched an e-commerce platform for existing retail bakery customers across the U.S. The platform streamlines the ordering process for Dawn customers, making it more convenient and easy to access the baking supplies they need. “The biggest win this year is launching e-commerce for our customers. With this exciting new offering, Dawn is adding to its history of innovation by creating its own digital path – driving significant change across its core business,” said Bob Howland, chief digital officer of Dawn, in a statement. “This platform…

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Giant Food Introduces Integrated E-Commerce Experience

Giant Food has launched a new integrated e-commerce shopping experience for customers on giantfood.com and the Giant Food mobile app. The platform joins together the peapod.com and Giant Food websites to create a single shopping experience.  “Consumer preferences are shifting, and at Giant, convenience and value are key. We are a brand with over 84 years of serving our customers locally in our community, and we are excited to extend that commitment with the launch of our one-stop integrated digital experience,” said Ira Kress, president of Giant Food, in a…

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E-Commerce Platform Integrates with SNAP

Freshop, an e-commerce platform for retailers, is now fully integrated with SNAP on its platform in select states, giving millions of Americans the ability to shop online. “Freshop believes people who receive SNAP benefits should have the same opportunities to shop for food the way many American’s do–ordering and paying for groceries online,” the company said in a statement. “With robust tools including SNAP balance inquiries direct from site, split payments to cover non-SNAP items and easy filters to identify eligible products, SNAP users can move through their online grocery…

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Tips for Taking Advantage of the E-Commerce Boom

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to some of the highest e-commerce sales that some companies have ever seen. Though revenue growth is beginning to stabilize, there has never been a better time to make sure that your e-commerce experience is up to snuff, said Tony Cox, president of 5th Food Group, during a recent SFA Ask the Experts webinar. He offered tips on how to take advantage of the boom and increase success in selling direct-to-consumer. Assessing Your Web Site Get honest and specific feedback from five or six people who have…

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Online Fashion Stocks in Vogue as Coronavirus Speeds E-Commerce | News & Analysis

BERLIN, Germany — Shares in online fashion retailers Zalando and ASOS jumped on Thursday after the German company said it expects a big increase in second-quarter sales and operating profit as coronavirus lockdowns accelerate a shift to ecommerce. The growth rate of online fashion looks set to triple this year to account for 23% of European sales in 2020, levels not expected before 2024 prior to the pandemic, analysts at Bernstein said, adding the market share could hit 37% by 2030. “The sudden closure of all apparel retail stores across…

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Raley’s Transforms Store into E-Commerce Fulfillment Center

Raley’s has transitioned one of its stores in Sacramento, California into an e-commerce fulfillment center, reports the Sacramento Business Journal. The fulfillment center is a response to an increased e-commerce demand due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The location is an older grocery store on Freeport Boulevard that was replaced with a newer location in South Land Park. Originally, the company had hoped to announce a new tenant back in April, but the pandemic forced the company to pivot and use the space in a different way. “The store is filling…

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Impossible Foods Launches E-Commerce Site

Impossible Foods has launched a direct-to-consumer site that allows people throughout the contiguous United States to buy the Impossible Burger and have it shipped to their home. The site offers family-size quantities of the plant-based burger starting at $49.99. The orders come with compostable and recyclable packaging, free shipping, and two-day home delivery. “With America facing meat shortages for the first time since World War II, we want to make it as easy as possible to get Impossible Burger — whether you shop in person at your local supermarket, with…

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C&S, Instacart Partner to Expand E-Commerce

C&S Wholesale Grocers and Instacart have partnered to offer e-commerce and same-day delivery solutions to more than 3,000 C&S independent grocery retailers across the U.S. C&S will help bring their network of independent grocers onto the Instacart marketplace. The companies will work closely to help retailers establish an e-commerce and delivery offering to meet the needs of their customers. “Connecting local grocers to their customers online is incredibly important to Instacart, and today the need for this is more important than ever,” said Chris Rogers, vice president of retail at…

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Walmart US E-Commerce Sales Grow 74 Percent

Walmart’s U.S. e-commerce sales grew 74 percent in the first quarter of 2020, which includes grocery pickup and delivery services. The retailer’s total revenue hit $134.6 billion, an 8.6 percent increase from last year. In the earnings release, Doug McMillon, president and CEO at Walmart, gave credit to Walmart associates on the frontlines. “They are rising to the challenge to serve our customers and our communities,” he said. “I’m proud of how they’re adapting and performing. Our omnichannel strategy, enabling customers to shop in seamless, flexible ways, is built for serving…

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