Brand perception of Australian online grocery providers

Since the onset of the pandemic, the two leading Australian supermarkets, Coles and Woolworths, have been reaping the benefits of their acceptance of consumers’ desire to order online – and setting both their fellow in-store competitors and any online challengers a high bar. Meanwhile, discounter ALDI and bulk buy purveyors Costco have put pressure on the two incumbents by responding to Australians’ desire to buy in bulk and at lower prices.

When asked which providers they would like to see offer more online options, Australian consumers are particularly keen for more supermarkets and low-cost providers to be available online. Moreover, with food pricey in Australia and high delivery costs seen as an issue, consumers are looking for the best deal.

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Australian representative sample of 2,500 participants
We asked 2,500 consumers about their experiences and opinions of grocery shopping
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The Online Grocery Report from Spryker & Appinio examines how the pandemic has rapidly accelerated widespread online grocery adoption.

Answering the most important questions about Online Grocery

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Half of Australian consumers (48%) are already doing some food shopping online, and almost 15% have switched to ordering most or all of their groceries on the internet.

The market for online grocery shopping is already large and growing exponentially.


Small bills are the exception - Online as the new normal, everyday life as a use case


Established in-store retailers like Coles (60%), Woolworths (55%) dominate the market for brand awareness for online grocery services. 

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The Online Grocery Report 2022 is based on a study run by real-time market research provider Appinio and digital commerce platform provider Spryker. It contains the most current data set on the use, brand perception and potential of online grocery shopping in Australia

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Australian Online Grocery Insights in 2022 and Beyond

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Australian supermarkets which have prioritized the roll-out of online ordering have been rewarded with high rates of brand recognition.