More and more people are comfortable ordering groceries online or on a phone.
Amazon bet big from the start on the world moving to ecommerce and ease of deliverablity.. back when most of us thought they were a bookstore. Today that is paying off.
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One Wall Street Firm Says Amazon Is About to 'Feast' on the Food and Beverage Market
Amazon top 10 player by 2019.While Amazon.com Inc. is already a force to be reckoned with when it comes to online retail, one Wall Street firm says it's about to move up the ranks in yet another industry: U.S. food and beverage.
"Amazon will be a top-10 player in the approximately $795 billion U.S. food and beverage grocery market by 2019," analysts at Cowen & Company LLC, led by John Blackledge, said in a new note this week. "We are encouraged by Amazon’s growing footprint in this category, which we see as ripe for potential disruption given younger [demographics] increasingly purchasing food and beverage [F&B] grocery items via digital channels."
Amazon has already been building its grocery offerings and going up against such competitors as Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., Costco Wholesales Corp., and Publix Supermarkets Inc. It now has Amazon Prime, Prime Now, Prime Pantry, and Amazon Fresh that offer delivery times as short as an hour, in some cases.