Step into the grocery arena, hungry spectators, and behold the splendor as two gargantuan competitors, Amazon and Walmart, continue to duke it out over who is the best retail/e-tail gladiator. This round, however, Walmart has edged ahead in a very significant way.
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, perhaps due to the fact that Walmart has been aggressively developing its curbside pickup service, which is currently available in 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. Local supermarkets came in third place, which Bloomberg reported stemmed from the help of Instacart, which handles online orders for Kroger and other retailers.
Will Walmart continue to dominate the online grocery landscape? Or is Amazon about to unveil something that will knock Walmart from its top spot? Deli Market News will continue to report on the latest in the grocery sector.