Global Grocery market

Market development

eCommerce revenue development in the global Food market

The global Food eCommerce market is expected to increase over the next years. It is predicted to reach US$330,010.0 million by 2024 and the expected compound annual growth rate for the next four years (CAGR 2024-2028) will be 14.1%. The Food eCommerce market is a sub-market of the Grocery market and accounts for 65.2% within this market. Further categories within the Grocery market are: Beverages.

eCommerce revenue development in the global Food market

in million US$

eCommerce revenue growth in the global Food market

in %

Net eCommerce revenue split by sub-category

in %
20202021202220232024202520262027
Revenue (in mUS$)0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Growth (in %)39.145.41.537.490.692.466.16.5

Online share

eCommerce online share of the total Food market

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 global Food retail market, the online share is 5.0% and will increase by an average of 5.3% to 6.2% by 2028.

eCommerce online share of the total Food market

in %
20202021202220232024202520262027
Online share (in %)1.5%24.0%42.8%73.3%17.4%76.0%38.7%98.4%

Top stores

Top five Food online stores worldwide by net sales 2023

With sales in the global Food market, chaoshi.tmall.com generated a revenue of US$6,560.1 million in 2023, which means it is the leading online store in this market. The global Food ranking is based on all online stores that generated sales in this market in 2023. Due to a country- and category-dependent approach, both national and international online stores can be part of the ranking. The ranking shows a filtered revenue. It only includes sales within the market Food.

eCommerce net sales generated in the Food market in 2023

in million US$
Filtered revenue / share
Global revenue
Growth
US$900.0m
20.7%
US$8,300.0m8.3%
US$550.0m
12.0%
US$4,600.0m12.4%
US$470.0m
3.9%
US$1,190.0m33.6%
US$430.0m
20.6%
US$2,122.0m18.0%
US$370.0m
20.7%
US$1,814.0m12.6%

Market definition

Definition of the Food market within the Grocery market

Market definition: Grocery > Food The category Food includes the online trade of fresh food (e.g. fruits, vegetables, dairy products), frozen food (e.g. ice creams, frozen pizzas), food cupboard (e.g. noodles, cereals, sweets), and more. Online stores dedicated to the sale of ready-to-eat meal delivery, restaurant pick-up or pet food are not considered. All monetary figures refer to the annual gross revenue and do not factor in shipping costs.

In-scope

  • Fresh food (e.g. fruits, vegetables, dairy products)
  • Frozen food (e.g. ice creams, frozen pizzas)
  • Food cupboard (e.g. noodles, cereals, sweets)
  • Bakery (e.g. bread, cakes, pastries)
  • Meal kits

Out-of-scope

  • Ready-to-eat meal delivery
  • Restaurant pick-up
  • Pet food