Retailers are scrambling to respond to the rise of digital grocery shoppers in the U.S. UU. Here's what you need to know about the booming market. Listen to WGB's flagship podcast, 10 articles or less, with information from retailers and industry professionals.
Winsight is a leading B2B information services company focused on the food and beverage industry, providing information and market intelligence to business leaders on every channel that consumers purchase food and beverages (convenience stores, grocery retailers, restaurants and non-commercial food services) through media, events, data products, advisory services and trade shows. Here's a look at the trends that experts say will have the biggest impact on supermarkets next year. Not only should delivery times be tight (no one wants to sit around all day waiting for food to arrive), but orders must arrive on time. Automating order fulfillment, from the collection and storage of food in the warehouse or place of dispatch, to the driver, can significantly reduce the costs related to fulfilling orders and, subsequently, shipping rates.
In addition, the widespread trend of eating at home exposed many shoppers to all of the grocery store's food service options, as these operations were reopened and became part of the weekly planning of meals at home.