Grocery market in the UK

The UK Grocery eCommerce market is predicted to reach US$19,378.0 million by 2023 and accounts for 12.3% of the total eCommerce market in the United Kingdom. It is expected to increase over the next years. The expected compound annual growth rate for the next four years (CAGR 2023-2027) will be 8.0%, resulting in a projected market volume of US$26,319.8 million by 2027. Within the Grocery market ECDB considers the following two sub-markets: Food and Beverages.

Market development

eCommerce revenue development in the Beverages market in the UK

The UK Beverages eCommerce market is predicted to reach US$8,603.5 million by 2023 and accounts for 44.4% of the Grocery eCommerce market in the United Kingdom. It is expected to increase over the next years. The expected compound annual growth rate for the next four years (CAGR 2023-2027) will be 11.0%, resulting in a projected market volume of US$13,070.9 million by 2027. The Beverages eCommerce market is a sub-market of the Grocery market. Further categories within the Grocery market are: Food.

eCommerce revenue development in the Beverages market in the UK

in million US$

eCommerce revenue growth in the Beverages market in the UK

in %

Net eCommerce revenue split by sub-category

in %
2020 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025 2026 2027
Revenue (in mUS$) 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Growth (in %) 21.4 7.1 13.4 75.8 86.0 47.8 27.0 90.7

Online share

eCommerce online share of the total Beverages market in the UK

The online share refers to the proportion of the retail volume that is transacted via the Internet. It includes purchases via desktop PC, tablet or smartphone, both via website or app. Only retail of physical goods is taken into account. In the UK Beverages retail market, the online share is 10.4% and will increase by an average of 14.3% to 17.8% by 2027.

eCommerce online share of the total Beverages market in the UK

in %
2020 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025 2026 2027
Online share (in %) 83.0% 36.3% 55.1% 7.9% 47.7% 43.9% 29.2% 28.1%

Top stores

Top five Beverages online stores in the UK by net sales 2022

With sales in the UK Beverages market, tesco.com generated a revenue of US$703.7 million in 2022, which means it is the leading online store in this market. The Beverages ranking of the United Kingdom is based on all online stores that generated sales in this market in 2022. Due to a country- and category-dependent approach, both national and international online stores can be part of the ranking. The graph shows a filtered revenue. It only includes national sales within the respective market.

eCommerce net sales generated in the Beverages market in the UK in 2022

in million US$
Filtered revenue / share
Global revenue
Growth
US$900.0m
20.7%
US$8,300.0m 8.3%
US$550.0m
12.0%
US$4,600.0m 12.4%
US$470.0m
3.9%
US$1,190.0m 33.6%
US$430.0m
20.6%
US$2,122.0m 18.0%
US$370.0m
20.7%
US$1,814.0m 12.6%

Market definition

Definition of the Beverages market within the Grocery market

Market definition: Grocery > Beverages The category Beverages covers the sale of alcoholic beverages (e.g. wines, liquors, beers) and non-alcoholic beverages (e.g. water, juices, coffee). This category does not cover restaurant or bar pick-up and nutritional drinks (e.g. meal replacement shakes, protein shakes). All monetary figures refer to the annual gross revenue and do not factor in shipping costs.

In-scope

  • Alcoholic beverages (e.g. wines, liquors, beers)
  • Non-alcoholic beverages (e.g. water, juices, coffee)

Out-of-scope

  • Restaurant or bar pick-up
  • Nutritional drinks (e.g. meal replacement shakes, protein shakes)