As the UK online food delivery market continues to grow, some big name businesses are worrying that they're missing out. Amazon finally threw its hat in the ring almost a year ago and now Marks and Spencer (M&S) has announced it's preparing sell groceries online from this autumn. According to CEO Steve Rowe, online groceries didn't make financial sense for the company in the past, mainly because customers don't spend enough on food to make the service profitable. However, M&S now says it can no longer ignore one of the fastest growing areas of the UK grocery market. "We continue to review food online carefully," said Rowe, reported by The Guardian.
Every product here is independently selected by Mashable journalists. If you buy something featured, we may earn an affiliate commission which helps support our work. Amazon is expanding its grocery delivery, and Walmart is right on its heels. Just over a month after the online retailer announced its Prime Now delivery service will begin delivering Whole Foods groceries, Walmart has announced it'll expand its online grocery delivery service to over 100 metro areas this year. This means that over 40 percent of U.S. households will be able to order groceries from Walmart, the company claims.
About 10 years ago, the concept to same day delivery, where a customer makes an online purchase and goods were delivered to the customer on the same day, was almost non-existent in e-commerce. However, technology has rapidly improved making e-commerce shopping more efficient, faster and easy to use. Consequently, the way products are delivered to consumers has also improved. As a result, not only many online retailers are offering same day delivery, many online shoppers expect it. You online need to look at the latest same day delivery statistics and trends by Invespcro to know why same day delivery is important to shoppers.
Bags are loaded for delivery at Amazon's urban fulfillment facility, Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2015 in New York. Amazon is taking its restaurant delivery service across the pond. The online retail giant is expanding its growing restaurant delivery business to London. Subscribers to Amazon Prime -- 79 annually, or about 105 -- in certain parts of London can now get food delivered, within an hour or less, from nearly 150 London restaurants through the company's Prime Now service. Eateries include Baltic Restaurant, Indian restaurant Benares, Japanese restaurant Kiru and even Planet Hollywood.