Last updated on June 9, 2021

It’s hard to find an industry that was exempt from COVID-19’s impact, and the vital industry of grocery stores was no exception. According to Statista, 24% of Canadians are frequent online shoppers in 2021 but did that number change with the pandemic? And how does this number translate to grocery purchases?

In November 2019, almost 16% of Canadians stated that they currently buy groceries online. Of those that do not buy groceries online, over 53 percent were willing to try the service in the future. One year later, Caddle found that 29% of Canadians began shopping for groceries online during the COVID-19 pandemic. So, it’s no surprise the grocery industry is responding, as