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Pickup order profitability can be improved by giving grocery customers the choice between fee and speed

The top reason shoppers choose to use grocery Pickup is because of lower service fees, closely followed by customers not wanting to wait at home for a delivery order according to new grocery customer research from Mercatus, Omnichannel Shopper Behavior Report Vol 2.

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August U.S eGrocery Sales Total $8.5 Billion, down 1% Versus Prior Year

Total U.S. online grocery sales slipped by less than 1% versus last year to $8.5 billion in August. Despite this small year-over-year dip, ongoing shopper research conducted by Brick Meets Click over the last four years shows how eGrocery sales have remained at significantly elevated levels following the dramatic surge experienced at the onset of the pandemic.

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More than half of Grocery Customers Would Delay Receiving a Delivery Order to Pay a Lower Fee

New shopper behavior research from Mercatus, fielded June 30 through July 1, 2022, shows that one of the most important reasons shoppers choose not to use a grocery delivery service is that they want to pay no more than necessary, which was tied with wanting to select their own produce.

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July U.S. eGrocery Sales Climb 17% Versus Year Ago to $7.8 Billion

Total U.S. online grocery sales for July jumped 17% year over year to $7.8 billion, driven by inflationary pressures and strong demand for Delivery and Pickup services triggered by ongoing COVID concerns, according to the Brick Meets Click/Mercatus Grocery Shopping Survey fielded July 29-30, 2022.

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June U.S. eGrocery Sales Total $7.2 Billion, up 6% Versus Prior Year

Total U.S. online grocery sales in June climbed 6% year over year to $7.2 billion, and for the second quarter, eGrocery posted $22.4 billion in sales, a gain of 1% gain compared to 2Q 2021, according to the Brick Meets Click/Mercatus Grocery Shopping Survey fielded June 29-30, 2022.

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Pride Month at Mercatus

More than talking the talk, Mercatus is walking the walk with Pride Month activities that offer the chance to learn, support and celebrate the LGBTQIA2S+ community.

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Online grocery sales rise in May versus year ago

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Supermarket News

U.S. e-grocery sales trend down again in May

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Winsight Grocery Business

Is Inflation Causing Consumers to Choose Pickup Over Delivery?

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Supermarket Perimeter

Online grocery sales up 1.7% in May

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Online grocery sales bump up in May as inflation benefits mass retailers

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brick meets click

Total U.S. eGrocery Sales for May 2022 Up Almost 2% Versus Last Year to $7.1 Billion

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