Headquartered in Goodlettsville, TN, Dollar General is one of the big supermarket players in the US, delivering goods to shoppers for more than 80 years now with annual revenue of $34.2 billion in 2021.
Digital sales were 14.7% of overall grocery sales in January 2023. While digital sales were marginally better in Jan'23 compared to Jan'22, its contribution to the overall grocery sales dipped slightly.
Digital sales contribution to overall grocery sales witnessed a dip until May 2022, as shoppers returned to the stores. Digital sales picked up from June 2022, witnessing the highest contribution of the year in November 2022 (17.1%).
Digital sales accounted for 15.2% of total grocery sales at the start of the year (Jan 2022). Due to the increase in in-store traffic over the past five months, the proportion of digital has slowed down.
March 2022 digital sales at $10.4 billion accounted for 15.1% of overall grocery sales. After recording significantly high digital sales in March 2022, there was a huge dip in April 2022 with digital sales accounting for 13.4% of overall sales.
Ahold Delhaize has announced a solid start to the first quarter of fiscal year 2023, reflecting the trust and confidence customers have in its local brands. The company's international portfolio of leading local brands has provided operational bandwidth, financial stability, and the ability to navigate short-term market volatility effectively.
Kroger commenced the year with a strong performance in Q1 FY 2023, showcasing the effectiveness of its go-to-market strategy. Despite prevailing challenges such as high inflation, reduced SNAP dollars, and economic uncertainty, Kroger successfully navigated the landscape.
Amazon, the global e-commerce and technology giant, announced its impressive financial results for the first quarter of FY 2023. With a focus on revenue growth, cost optimization, and strategic investments, Amazon showcased its ability to adapt to changing market dynamics and customer demands.
In the first quarter of fiscal 2023, BJ's Wholesale Club showcased its strong performance and continued growth, underscoring the success of its member-centric model and strategic initiatives. The launch of the co-brand credit card program, aimed at driving higher member lifetime values and market share gains, played a significant role in achieving these milestones.
In the third quarter of fiscal 2023, Costco Wholesale Corporation demonstrated resilience and achieved significant milestones despite various challenges in the retail industry. Net sales for the quarter reached $52.6 billion, marking a 1.9% increase compared to $51.61 billion in the previous year's third quarter.
Total sales for Q1 increased by 0.5%, driven by flat comparable sales and the benefit of sales in new locations. Target's profitability exceeded expectations, even in the face of persistent inflation and rising interest rates.
Walmart has reported impressive achievements in the first quarter of fiscal year 2024. With a focus on driving sales growth, enhancing profitability, and leveraging its omnichannel model, Walmart has demonstrated strong performance across its global operations.
Ocado revealed seven significant innovations last year under the umbrella name Ocado Re:Imagined, which the company expects to further alter the economics of the Ocado Smart Platform (OSP) for partners and Ocado Group.
Target's business strategy puts stores at the forefront of its flexible fulfillment approach, fulfilling more than 96% of total sales. In-store sales have increased from $84.9 billion in 2021 to $87.6 billion in 2022. Digital sales have increased from $19.7 billion in 2021 to $20.0 billion in 2022.
Tesco turned the pages on a new chapter in 2022. With new strategic priorities and purpose, Tesco strives to build on its existing work and be even more competitive moving forward. Tesco’s group sales accounted for $65.8 billion, 3% up from $64.1 billion in 2021.
Through the years, Costco has kept its mission the same - to provide its members with quality goods and services at the lowest prices. With this mission, Costco continues to thrive despite a challenging business environment.
Target's top line continues to profit from growth in guest traffic and unit share gains across all of the company's main categories as a result of the growing level of trust that Target has built with its customers over the last few years.
With such massive digital transformations, what lies ahead has become one of the biggest questions plaguing the minds of the grocery industry in the recent past. Here are some of the trends that will shape the future of the online grocery industry in 2023.
Grocery Doppio reports that digital sales created the $30 billion mark ($30.2 billion) in Q3, representing a 14.4% increase over Q2’s performance. On the surface, this rise in overall digital grocery value suggests that consumers are relying on digital for a larger percentage of their grocery shopping needs.
Customers may now purchase groceries for delivery from more than 1,100 Loblaw banner shops, including Loblaws®, Real Canadian Superstore®, Shoppers Drug Mart®, Provigo®, Atlantic Superstore®, and Maxi & Cie®, directly on the DoorDash Marketplace app.