Four in 10 Americans to Buy Thanksgiving Groceries Online

More than 40 percent of Americans plan to shop online for some or all of the groceries needed for their Thanksgiving or holiday meal, more than twice as many as in 2017, according to RichRelevance’s Digital Grocery Survey: 2018 Holiday Edition. Amazon is the top online grocery destination for shoppers, followed by big-box retailers such as Walmart and Target, and traditional supermarkets like Safeway and Kroger. The top Thanksgiving items consumers plan to purchase online are bundled ingredients for side dishes, canned items like cranberry sauce, and beverages including alcohol. Turkey and frozen/pre-made desserts are the least likely to be purchased online.

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As online grocery demand rises, grocers are scrambling to meet the challenge

Grocers are implementing a variety of promotions to boost online shopping baskets and rope in new customers, whether it is discounts, personalized offers, comprehensive customer service or some combination of all of these. Fulfillment methods also vary widely. Many grocers have teamed up with Instacart or Shipt, while others have established their own programs or teamed up with smaller e-commerce vendors.

Experimentation in a burgeoning field like e-commerce is natural, but as more consumers do more shopping online, grocers need to have a secure strategy in place while also looking to the future.

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ONLINE GROCERY SHOPPING FOR THANKSGIVING WILL REACH 44%

More than 4 in 10 Americans (44%) plan to shop online for some or all of the groceries they need for their Thanksgiving or holiday meal this year. This is more than twice as many people who shopped online for Thanksgiving groceries in 2017, according to the Digital Grocery Survey: 2018 Holiday Edition from RichRelevance.

Amazon dominates as the top online grocery destination for shoppers (57%), followed by big-box retailers such as Walmart and Target (48%). Traditional supermarkets like Safeway and Kroger will attract a significant – but quite smaller – number of online shoppers (30%) this holiday.

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Online Grocery Shopping for Thanksgiving Will Reach 44%

More than 4 in 10 Americans (44%) plan to shop online for some or all of the groceries they need for their Thanksgiving or holiday meal this year. This is more than twice as many people who shopped online for Thanksgiving groceries in 2017, according to the Digital Grocery Survey: 2018 Holiday Edition from RichRelevance.

Amazon dominates as the top online grocery destination for shoppers (57%), followed by big-box retailers such as Walmart and Target (48%). Traditional supermarkets like Safeway and Kroger will attract a significant – but quite smaller – number of online shoppers (30%) this holiday.

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Survey: Nearly 50% of U.S. Consumers to Shop Online for Thanksgiving Groceries

The number of consumers purchasing grocery items online for their Thanksgiving meals will more than double this year, with 44 percent buying online compared with 20 percent last year, according to the Digital Grocery Survey: 2018 Holiday Edition from RichRelevence, a leader in experience personalization.

Amazon dominates as the top online grocery destination for shoppers (57 percent), followed by big-box retailers such as Walmart and Target (48 percent). Traditional supermarkets like Safeway and Kroger will attract a significant ― but smaller ― number of online shoppers (30 percent) this holiday.

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Beyond AI: 5 Tech Acronyms That Spell Search Success

Site search is a top priority for shoppers and retailers this holiday. A recent survey found that almost all shoppers (86%) agree that the search box is important, even extremely important, when shopping online. Eight in 10 always or often use site search when shopping, and the vast majority (72%) are likely to leave a retail site that doesn’t provide good search results.

Holidays raise the stakes.  In fact, half of all shoppers (48%) rank the ability to “easily search and find products” as the single most important factor when shopping for gifts on a retailer’s site (vs. 5% who pick out marketing-driven features such as curated gift ideas).

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