Online shopping higher than 2017, but in-store still popular
March 31, 2021
U.S. grocery consumers have flocked online at a rate never seen previously because of the COVID pandemic, with time savings being the primary motivating factor rather than COVID-related safety concerns.
Drizly maintains separate app, will integrate with Uber Eats app
February 2, 2021
San Francisco-based Uber Technologies Inc. and Drizly, Boston, announced that they have reached an agreement for Uber to acquire Drizly for approximately $1.1 billion in stock and cash. After the completion of the transaction, Drizly will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Uber. Drizly’s marketplace will eventually be integrated with the Uber Eats app, while also maintaining a separate Drizly app.
Analysts highlight that the coronavirus pandemic is causing ripple effects in the CPG market. The good news for wine is that it already had the biggest online sales presence, driving 55% of wine growth.
DTC platform offers exclusive online bundles of orange juice, lemonade and functional beverages
January 28, 2021
Uncle Matt’s Organic, Lermont, Fla., announced that it is making its best-selling organic juices and functional beverages accessible to even more consumers through its new eCommerce site. The direct-to-consumer (DTC) platform also will offer an array of mixed product bundles and exclusive online offers, like new products, that will create a convenient and exploratory way to experience the Uncle Matt's Organic brand, it says.
On-site, digital shopping options help supermarkets thrive
December 29, 2020
As pandemic conditions prompt many consumers to grocery shop from home, supermarkets have adopted omnichannel platforms to maintain sales. As a result, major players are directing capital expenditures to solutions that drive future growth for the channel.
Proof allows customers to track delivery, browse holiday trends
December 7, 2020
Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits, Miami and Dallas, announced its B2B eCommerce platform, Proof, is now available in 28 U.S. markets for trade customers looking for a safe and easy way to place their holiday wine and spirits orders.
A Drizly study found nearly half of retailers predicting significantly higher sales this holiday season. Additionally, 78 percent of respondents reported higher online sales since March, and Mezcal is projected to leapfrog the likes of Irish and Japanese whiskies in expectations for growth next year.
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