Conventional grocers see e-commerce business sag | NBWA: America's Beer and Beverage Distributors

Data released by Brick Meets Click suggests the e-commerce sales boom that grocers have seen since the start of the pandemic has reached a high point, at least for the time being. Conventional grocers posted a 6.8% decline in online sales during a 12-week period that ended in September compared with the same stretch in 2020. Stores that offered the option of both pickup or delivery recorded more online sales than locations offering only one option: 55% higher than locations with only pickup and 44% more than stores with only delivery. Operators of traditional supermarkets are facing strong competition from mass retailers online, which have been attracting growing interest from e-commerce shoppers.