Deep Dive: Amazon vs. Walmart online grocery battle
For the first time, Walmart has outsold Amazon in online grocery sales, according to a new report. This comes as Americans turn more to online grocery shopping during the pandemic, with Amazon claiming that it's one of its fastest-growing businesses.
It's unclear if the trend favoring Walmart will continue, or if it's a temporary side effect of Amazon's supply chain issues during the pandemic.
Walmart now boasts a 30% share of online grocery retail transactions, higher than Amazon's 27.1%. Last year, Walmart was at 30.4% and Amazon led at 32.6%.
In 2020, 30% of survey respondents said they had purchased groceries at Amazon, a drop from 35% in 2019.
For online food and beverage purchases per buyer per year, Amazon grew from 6.1 to 6.8 and Walmart from 7.0 to 7.4...
- Amazon disputed the findings and said it's seen online grocery orders more than double in August YoY. Amazon's online grocery sales tripled YoY based on Q2 earnings results...