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On today's episode, we discuss how travel companies are changing their offerings to attract travelers, whether a la carte pricing is the way forward, and how travel ad spend is recovering. We then talk about what people think of streaming ads, how the living room is becoming a virtual hub, and why Starbucks is doubling down on drive-thru. Tune in to the discussion with eMarketer director of forecasting Oscar Orozco and associate forecasting analyst at Insider Intelligence Zach Goldner.

Gorillas’ $1 billion raise underscores the market opportunity for last-mile and fast grocery services: The US and EU markets are both heating up, putting pressure on Amazon and Instacart—but is the category sustainable?

When it comes to ecommerce, China is ahead of the pack, whether it is sales, marketing tactics, or logistics.

US grocery delivery ecommerce sales will grow by 11.4% this year to reach $79.71 billion. This marks a deceleration from 2020, which saw a 41.7% increase in online sales of grocery products fulfilled via delivery.

The UK’s digital advertising industry weathered the pandemic remarkably well. Among the industry sectors we track, digital ad spending will rise across the board (which was not universal last year), but these patterns of growth will fluctuate wildly across categories.

Delivery intermediaries like DoorDash, Instacart, Shipt, and Uber will see strong US grocery sales through 2025 even as their growth in the category declines.

The pandemic has been a boon for digital grocery adoption. In 2020, the number of digital grocery buyers increased by more than 39 million. While growth won’t be as significant in 2021, it will still be a landmark year, as digital grocery buyers will surpass 142 million, amounting to more than half the US population (51.5%) for the first time.

Price hikes and product shortages put CPG customer loyalty at risk: Brands are focusing on marketing or experimenting with alternative distribution models, like digital direct-to-consumer, to win back customers.

On today's episode, we discuss what this new Amazon TV is all about, how soon we can expect TV commerce, whether we'll see voice-enabled ads, and what the content play might be. We then talk about Peloton launching its own apparel brand, why lululemon is crushing expectations, and Amazon's cashierless technology coming to Whole Foods. Tune in to the discussion with eMarketer principal analyst at Insider Intelligence Andrew Lipsman.

Walmart Inc. will outsell Amazon in the US digital grocery market this year, generating $35.38 billion in sales over the ecommerce giant’s $29.12 billion.

On today's episode, we discuss how much grocery shopping is being done online, where, and what's next for the space. We then talk about whether social media works better at convincing folks to buy things than email or text message, whether Urban Outfitters' new secondhand goods app can compete, and if virtual try-on technology will become the norm. Tune in to the discussion with eMarketer director of forecasting at Insider Intelligence Cindy Liu.

It’s no secret that US grocery ecommerce sales skyrocketed last year, shooting up by 63.9% over 2019. Our forecast reveals that growth will continue for the next few years, though not at the same unprecedented rate.

Before the pandemic, 84% of US adults shopped for groceries in stores, but as of June 2021, that number's slipped down to 70%.

Starbucks invests in more frictionless customer experiences: More fast-food brands are building up their drive-thru and on-the-go ordering capabilities, meeting changing consumer behavior in the process.

Walmart edged out Amazon in 2020 as the leading US grocery ecommerce retailer. We expect Walmart to continue outselling Amazon in grocery ecommerce sales through our 2023 projections.

Instacart's growth exploded in 2020, with sales increasing by 229.7% over 2019, for a total of $23.42 billion. But by the end of 2021, the grocery delivery company's sales will grow by a comparatively small 11.3%, which is in line with market norms.

The year 2021 marks a new era for retail and ecommerce. The pandemic drove a massive shift in almost everything digital, and while 2020 will remain an anomaly in terms of the frenzied pace of adoption, consumers’ new behavior is here to stay. Over the next five years, digital activities will continue growing from today’s accelerated base.

In the US, three apps accounted for 86% of online engagement with alcohol delivery between March and May 2021, according to ShareThis.