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TechnologyWalmart tops U.S. online grocery market, with 62% more customers than next nearest rival

18:40  13 august  2019
18:40  13 august  2019 Source:   techcrunch.com

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Walmart is dominating the U.S. online grocery market, according to new research out this week from the analysts at Second Measure. The nationwide retailer today offers grocery pickup and delivery in nearly every U.S. state, and had 62% more customers in June than its next nearest rival. And no, in this case, that rival is not Amazon -- it's Instacart.

Like Walmart, Instacart also operates across the U.S., offering both pickup and delivery services.

The same is true for Amazon Prime Now and Peapod, while other competitors are limited to delivery only -- like Target-owned Shipt and FreshDirect. Meanwhile, AmazonFresh offers delivery, plus pickup in Seattle.

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By next year, grocery could account for 33% of Walmart ' s digital sales according to analysts at Cowen and Company cited in a report by Grocery Dive. It appears Walmart is successfully attracting a new class of customer more interested in value and convenience than getting the lowest price.

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While Walmart has been steadily capitalizing on its existing brick-and-mortar footprint and proximity to its customer base, Amazon's strategy in the online grocery space appears to be one of confusion. The retailer is competing against itself by offering two services -- Amazon Prime Now and AmazonFresh. The latter, an older service operated before Amazon's Whole Foods acquisition, is actually one of the few online grocery businesses in decline, the report discovered. Founded over a decade ago, AmazonFresh has only grown to 15 U.S. cities and shut down in others.

This June, AmazonFresh sales were down by 19% year-over-year -- the worst sales change in the new research report, the analysts noted.

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Walmart reported that, as of late September, it offered online grocery delivery service in over 50 markets and more than 2 “ Walmart is the second-largest online grocery player in the U . S ., which we estimate accounted for 11 Walmart holds its annual analysts meeting next week, and Deutsche

The only two grocery retailers achieving the Genius level in this year’ s index, Amazon and Walmart However, customers are hesitant to buy their groceries online , and consistent survey data Among the online grocers in the U . S . Grocery Digital IQ Index’ s Average group were Hy-Vee, Costco

Prime Now, on the other hand, is booming. Year-over-year sales nearly tripled in June. This is not only due to Whole Foods, whose assortment was added in February 2018, and is now a big driver for orders. Consumers also likely opt for Prime Now because it's offered as part of their annual Amazon Prime subscription, while AmazonFresh is an additional $14.99 per month.

Prime Now has also been expanding to more U.S. markets, and is on track to reach even more as Amazon invests in building additional Whole Foods locations and possibly other non-Whole Foods stores.

The new research also notes that Target's Shipt could be doing better than its estimates indicate.

Since Shipt's acquisition by Target in December 2017, Shipt's customer base has grown by 69%. While a membership is required to shop the various grocers and stores offered in the app, Target deliveries don't require a subscription.

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Wal - Mart has said that in some markets , the online grocery As more resources go to its web operations, Wal - Mart has significantly slowed down its pace of new store development. In the second quarter, 62 per cent of all U . S . internet users visited Amazon, a “remarkably high number,” according

Walmart ’ s entry into the online grocery market puts it on a collision course with Amazon, which purchased Whole Foods last year for .4 Walmart ’ s expanded delivery service requires that customers visit the company’ s website or grocery app to place orders. The chain will then have one

In June, Target launched a dedicated online grocery shopping site on Target.com, powered by Shipt. Second Measure says it cannot distinguish any grocery orders that originate in the Target app or website, so Shipt's customer counts may be higher than it's able to determine.

Another question the report answers is to what extent Instacart has been impacted by the loss of Whole Foods.

Following its 2017 acquisition by Amazon, Whole Foods ended its relationship with its first and older delivery partner last year. The company recently claimed, however, that Whole Foods was only 5% of sales. Second Measure seems to back this up, finding that Instacart had 23% more customers in June than it had when the partnership ended in December 2018.

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Meanwhile, one exception to Walmart's dominance in online grocery is in the unique urban metro that is New York. Here, locally headquartered FreshDirect has 31% of the NYC customer base for online grocery. (Note that Second Measure counts customers at each company they use -- so customers who shop from more than one are counted twice.) Walmart only has 2% of the NYC metro, by comparison.

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It also has small percentages in several other big metros, including San Francisco (2%), Boston (8%) and Los Angeles (9%). Walmart is huge in both Dallas and Phoenix, on the other hand -- but both have been early markets for online grocery.

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The report additionally found there's strong loyalty among online grocery shoppers. Unlike with meal delivery services, no grocery delivery company shared more than 9% of another company's customer base in the second quarter of 2019.

The market still has room to grow, as well. Only 12% of U.S. consumers have tried at least one of the grocery services the report analyzed, up from 9% in June 2018.

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