Scope of the Report
The report titled “The U.S. Online Grocery Market: Size, Trends & Forecasts (2019-2023)” provides an analysis of the U.S. online grocery market with comprehensive analysis of market sizing and growth. The analysis includes market size in terms of value, market share by segments, and segment analysis as well with their forecasted values. A brief overview of global retail grocery market is also provided in the report.
Furthermore, the report also assesses the key opportunities available in the market and outlines the factors that are and will be driving the growth of the industry. Growth of the U.S. online grocery market has also been forecasted for the period 2019-2023, taking into consideration the previous growth patterns, the growth drivers and the current and future trends.
The U.S. online grocery market is in its nascent stage and market share is dominated by only few major players such as Walmart Inc., Amazon.Com, Inc., The Kroger Co., and Costco Wholesale Corporation whose company profiling has been done in the report, which include their business overview, financial overview and respective business strategies.
The Kroger Co.
Costco Wholesale Corporation
Grocery generally refers to food and beverages items as well as consumables. In the tech-savvy world, there is hardly any field or area is left where technological advancements have not taken place. And grocery shopping is also not far behind in this race. In older days, people generally do grocery shopping from their nearby convenience or supermarket stores. But, with the increasing penetration of internet and smartphones, online grocery shopping has gained popularity over the past few years.
Grocery stores can be broadly categorized into three formats: small format, large format, and electronic/online. Online grocery shopping is a recent trend that has developed as a form of e-commerce. Such type of stores can be either in the form of brick-and-mortar supermarket or general grocery stores that allow the customers to shop online from the comfort of their own homes or work places. These online stores made grocery shopping easier and convenient for the customers with the help of internet.
Currently, in grocery shopping, online channels accounted for a small proportion of the total grocery market in the U.S., but anticipations are made that the market would gain momentum over the next five years i.e. 2019 to 2023. The market is expected to grow on the back of rising millennial population, growing e-commerce market, expansion of business models by major players, integration of voice technology, rising demand for grocery apps etc. However, the growth of the market is restrained by factors such as escalating storage and delivery cost, lack of personal verifiability of groceries, price fluctuation of grocery items etc.
1. Executive Summary
2.1 Overview of Grocery
2.1.1 Types of Grocery
2.2 Overview of Grocery Store
2.2.1 Types of Grocery Stores
2.3 Overview of Online Grocery
2.3.1 Advantages & Disadvantages of Online Grocery Shopping
2.4 The U.S. Online Grocery Market: An Overview
3. Global Market Analysis
3.1 Global Food & Grocery Retail Market Analysis
3.1.1 Global Food & Grocery Retail Market by Value
3.1.2 Global Food & Grocery Retail Market by Region
4. The U.S. Market Analysis
4.1 The U.S. Grocery Market Analysis
4.1.1 The U.S. Grocery Retail Market by Value
4.1.2 The U.S. Grocery Retail Market by Channels
4.1.3 The U.S. Grocery Retail Market by Segments (Food & Beverages, Consumables)
4.2 The U.S. Online Grocery Market Analysis
4.2.1 The U.S. Online Grocery Market by Value
4.2.2 The U.S. Online Grocery Market by Segments (Food & Beverages, Consumables)
4.3 The U.S. Online Grocery Market: Segment Analysis
4.3.1 The U.S. Online Consumables Market by Value
4.3.2 The U.S. Online Consumables Market by Penetration Rate
4.3.3 The U.S. Online Food & Beverages Market by Value
4.3.4 The U.S. Online Food & Beverages Market by Penetration Rate
5. Market Dynamics
5.1 Growth Drivers
5.1.1 Rising Millennial Population
5.1.2 Growing E-Commerce Market
5.1.3 Increasing Smartphone Users
5.1.4 Growing Internet Users
5.1.5 Expansion of Business Models
5.2.1 Escalating Storage and Delivery Cost
5.2.2 Lack of Personal Verifiability of Groceries
5.2.3 High Delivery Prices and Inefficiency
5.2.4 Low-Profit Margins
5.2.5 Price Fluctuations
5.2.6 Difficulty in Penetration in Small Towns
5.3 Market Trends
5.3.1 Rising Demand for Grocery Apps
5.3.2 Integration of Voice Technology
5.3.3 Increasing Role of Social Media
5.3.4 Optimizing Digital Presence
6. Competitive Landscape
6.1 The U.S. Online Grocery Market by Players
7. Company Profiles
7.1 Walmart Inc.
7.1.1 Business Overview
7.1.2 Financial Overview
7.1.3 Business Strategy
7.2 Amazon.Com, Inc.
7.2.1 Business Overview
7.2.2 Financial Overview
7.2.3 Business Strategy
7.3 The Kroger Co.
7.3.1 Business Overview
7.3.2 Financial Overview
7.3.3 Business Strategy
7.4 Costco Wholesale Corporation
7.4.1 Business Overview
7.4.2 Financial Overview
7.4.3 Business Strategy
List of Figures
Figure 1: Types of Grocery
Figure 2: Types of Grocery Stores
Figure 3: Global Food & Grocery Retail Market by Value; 2015-2018 (US$ Trillion)
Figure 4: Global Food & Grocery Retail Market by Value; 2019-2023E (US$ Trillion)
Figure 5: Global Food & Grocery Retail Market by Region; 2018
Figure 6: The U.S. Grocery Retail Market by Value; 2018-2023E (US$ Trillion)
Figure 7: The U.S. Grocery Retail Market by Channels; 2018
Figure 8: The U.S. Grocery Retail Market by Segments; 2018
Figure 9: The U.S. Online Grocery Market by Value; 2018-2023E (US$ Billion)
Figure 10: The U.S. Online Grocery Market by Segments; 2018
Figure 11: The U.S. Online Consumables Market by Value; 2018-2023E (US$ Billion)
Figure 12: The U.S. Online Consumables Market by Penetration Rate; 2018-2023E (%)
Figure 13: The U.S. Online Food & Beverages Market by Value; 2018-2023E (US$ Billion)
Figure 14: The U.S. Online Food & Beverages Market by Penetration Rate; 2018-2023E (%)
Figure 15: The U.S. Millennial Population; 2016-2036 (Million)
Figure 16: The U.S. E-Commerce Market; 2013-2018 (US$ Billion)
Figure 17: The U.S. Smartphone Users; 2015-2022 (Million)
Figure 18: The U.S. Internet Users; 2015-2022 (Million)
Figure 19: The U.S. Online Grocery Market by Players; 2017
Figure 20: Walmart Inc. Revenue & Net Sales; 2014-2018 (US$ Billion)
Figure 21: Walmart Inc. Net Sales by Segments; 2018
Figure 22: Walmart U.S. Merchandise Revenue by Segments; 2018
Figure 23: Amazon.com Net Sales; 2013-2017; (US$ Billion)
Figure 24: Amazon.com Net Sales by Segments; 2017
Figure 25: The Kroger Co. Net Sales; 2014-2018 (US$ Billion)
Figure 26: Costco Wholesale Corporation Revenue & Net Sales; 2014-2018 (US$ Billion)
Figure 27: Costco Wholesale Corporation Revenue by Segments; 2018
Figure 28: Costco Wholesale Corporation Net Sales by Merchandise Category; 2018
Table 1: Advantages & Disadvantages of Online Grocery Shopping
Table 2: Costco Wholesale Corporation (Top 20 U.S. Locations)
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