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Total U.S. Online Grocery Sales for June 2021 Down 23% Versus Year Ago

The U.S. online grocery market generated $6.8 billion in sales during June, down 23% versus a year ago and 3% lower versus May, as ship-to-home sales totaled $1.5 billion and pickup/delivery reached $5.3 billion, according to the Brick Meets Click/Mercatus Grocery Shopping Survey fielded June 27-28, 2021.

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Total U.S. Online Grocery Sales for May 2021 Down 16% Versus Year Ago

The 16% drop in sales in May 2021 was driven by declines in several key performance indicators including monthly active users, order frequency, and average order value. Despite these reductions, total online sales in May remained 3.5 times higher than pre-COVID levels (2.0 billion in total sales for Aug. 2019 per prior Brick Meets Click research). 

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Stater Bros. Selects Mercatus’ Integrated Commerce to Power Retailer’s New Online Grocery Channel

Mercatus, a leading provider of grocery eCommerce solutions, today announced that it will work with Stater Bros. Markets to expand the grocer’s digital grocery presence with a retailer-branded and -controlled online shopping experience that will scale with its business.

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Total U.S. Online Grocery Sales for April 2021 Up 16% Versus Year Ago

The U.S. online grocery market finished April with $8.4 billion in sales, contracting by 10% compared to March’s $9.3 billion, but gaining 16% versus April 2020. Despite this decrease, total online grocery sales in April 2021 were more than four times higher than pre-pandemic levels.

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Grocery Veteran John Lucot Joins Mercatus as Senior Strategic Advisor to the Executive Team

John Lucot has joined the company as senior strategic advisor to the executive team, where he will support retailer engagement initiatives, providing his deep grocery and industry knowledge to ensure the success of the Mercatus client community and further advancement of Mercatus’ cloud offerings.

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Mercatus Ranked 33 on the List of 2021 Best Workplaces™ in Canada

Mercatus announces that it has been named among the 2021 Best Workplaces in Canada, ranking 33 out of 50 companies recognized by Great Places to Work Canada. Employees enjoy lifestyle and wellness spending accounts and a company culture dedicated to supporting personal well-being, diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility.

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The Information Instacart’s New CEO Faces Sales Slowdown, Retailer Pushback

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Progressive Grocer Stater Bros. Plans New Store for Southern California

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USA Today Will grocery delivery services like Instacart and Shipt continue to thrive after COVID is over?

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Frozen & Refrigerated Buyer The Road to Recovery

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S&P Global Market Intelligence Retailers continue online grocery investments despite slowing sales

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Grocery Dive European firm spotlights speed with US debut of its grocery picking tech

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