Latest figures from IGD’s ShopperVista panel reveals that almost a third of shoppers now go online to find which stores offer the best grocery deals. This compares to just 6% of shoppers in 2010, illustrating just how competitive grocery retail has become – and why price is key to attract today’s savvy shopper.
Almost a third of today’s shoppers are using the Internet before they do their grocery shop to find which stores are offering the best deals, according to the latest research from industry analyst IGD. The number rises to almost half (48%) in shoppers with children under five.
The research also found that getting the best value for money continues to be important for shoppers. 32% of respondents want to be alerted to deals on their mobile phone when passing a grocery store, whilst almost one-fifth (19%) of shoppers use price comparison sites for their grocery shopping.
Joanne Denney-Finch, IGD Chief Executive said: “Technology is empowering people, fundamentally changing the way they buy groceries. Since the start of the recession, shoppers have become much more savvy, regularly hunting around for the best deals. These behaviours have now become much more established and an everyday norm for many shoppers.”
IGD predicts that online grocery retailing will continue to accelerate at a rapid pace in the UK and double in size to be worth £14.6 billion by 2018, from its current value of £6.5 billion.
As more and more of us go online to find the best grocery deals, staying price competitive and offering the best value deals is critical for supermarkets.
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