2016 Expected to be an Exciting Year for eGourmet & Online Grocery Retailers

Two great articles are making us excited for a very prosperous 2016 for eGourmet and our partners! Online grocery is on the rise!

Key Takeaways

  • Online grocery sales are predicted to grow at a rate of 21.1% annually from 2013-2018, reaching $18 billion/year by the end of 2018.
  • 25% of U.S. adults have purchased specialty food and beverages online, compared to 15% for non-specialty food products.
  • Subscription prepared meal plans are poised to change the way people shop for food.
  • Shipping speed is key for customers, especially for millennials.
  • Sustainable practices like responsible fishing, reducing food waste, and compostable packaging as well as health trends like vegan, gluten-free, and paleo-diet will continue to be important for consumers in 2016.

The Articles

8 Food and Beverage Predictions for 2016

How E-Commerce is Finally Disrupting the $600 Billion-a-Year Grocery Industry

Have a happy and prosperous 2016!