According to a recent survey by the International Council of Shopping Centers, 99 percent of adults in the U.S. buy some or all of their groceries in person. Those surveyed cited immediate access to products and the ability to select fresh meat, dairy and produce as the top reasons.
The survey also revealed that 93 percent of adults shop for groceries at discount department stores (Walmart, Target), and 92 percent shop at traditional supermarkets . Sixty-nine percent of the people surveyed said they shop at limited assortment food stores (Aldi, Trader Joe’s) and warehouse clubs.
Millennials revealed different shopping behaviors from all others. Seventy-four percent of them buy groceries from convenience stores, 67 percent from Amazon or other online retailers, and 66 percent from high-end supermarkets. Even when buying online, 81% of millennials go to the store to pick up their groceries.