Walmart Passes Amazon as Online Shoppers Most Popular Grocer
UNITED STATES - The grocery games aren't just a Food Network show I occasionally binge watch on Sundays. They’re a very real phenomenon, and they involve some retail and e-tail heavy hitters, namely Walmart and Amazon. And this time, one has passed ahead of the other in a very important arena: online grocery shopping.
In a research survey led by Retail Feedback Group, Walmart surpassed Amazon in online food shopping. More shoppers said they most recently visited Walmart’s site to fill their grocery needs. Local supermarkets came in third place, which Bloomberg reported stemmed from the help of Instacart, which handles orders for Kroger and other retailers.
But just how has Walmart moved ahead? The answer lies in the development of its curbside grocery pickup service, which is currently available in nearly 2,000 stores. At an investor conference, Walmart said that this number would soon go up by another 1,000 by the end of 2019.
Will Walmart continue to ride the grocery wave? Or does Amazon have a trick up its sleeve? AndNowUKnow will continue to report on the latest in the grocery sector.