During the last years, the retail industry has changed enormously due to the ongoing digitalization, accelerated also by the coronavirus disease in 2019. The aim of this study is to provide an overview of the emerging trends in grocery retailing in Italy and to investigate the key aspects of a new e-grocer player represented by online grocery delivery service start-ups. An explorative qualitative research design was carried out through semi-structured interviews with marketing managers to identify the main challenges currently faced by grocery retailers, then a case study of a grocery delivery start-up (Gorillas) was carried out to understand its business model and current role within the grocery retail landscape. The preliminary findings highlighted as main trends characterizing grocery retailing: an e-commerce spread, new consumption habits based on digital skills, convenience, and last-minute needs. All these trends are at the basis of the online grocery delivery service that was developing quickly in Europe and also in Italy.

Arrigo, E., & Pellicelli, A. (2022). Emerging Trends in Retailing and Consumption Patterns. In F.J. Martínez-López, J.C. Gázquez-Abad, & M. Ieva (a cura di), Advances in National Brand and Private Label Marketing : Ninth International Conference (pp. 153-158). Cham : Springer [10.1007/978-3-031-06581-1_20].

Emerging Trends in Retailing and Consumption Patterns

Arrigo E
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Pellicelli AC
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2022

Abstract

During the last years, the retail industry has changed enormously due to the ongoing digitalization, accelerated also by the coronavirus disease in 2019. The aim of this study is to provide an overview of the emerging trends in grocery retailing in Italy and to investigate the key aspects of a new e-grocer player represented by online grocery delivery service start-ups. An explorative qualitative research design was carried out through semi-structured interviews with marketing managers to identify the main challenges currently faced by grocery retailers, then a case study of a grocery delivery start-up (Gorillas) was carried out to understand its business model and current role within the grocery retail landscape. The preliminary findings highlighted as main trends characterizing grocery retailing: an e-commerce spread, new consumption habits based on digital skills, convenience, and last-minute needs. All these trends are at the basis of the online grocery delivery service that was developing quickly in Europe and also in Italy.
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Case study; Covid-19; Grocery retailing; New trends; Online grocery delivery service;
English
Advances in National Brand and Private Label Marketing : Ninth International Conference
978-3-031-06580-4
Online ISBN 978-3-031-06581-1
Arrigo, E., & Pellicelli, A. (2022). Emerging Trends in Retailing and Consumption Patterns. In F.J. Martínez-López, J.C. Gázquez-Abad, & M. Ieva (a cura di), Advances in National Brand and Private Label Marketing : Ninth International Conference (pp. 153-158). Cham : Springer [10.1007/978-3-031-06581-1_20].
Arrigo, E; Pellicelli, A
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