Online grocery platforms are now more popular than ever


Restrictions during the movement control order meant many consumers were introduced to online grocery shopping, and many continue using the service. — 123rf.com

WHILE the restaurant industry has had to adapt and innovate to stay afloat, online grocery platforms have benefited tremendously from the uncertainties of the times and consequently have emerged as legitimate – and very popular – alternatives to traditional grocery shopping at a time when people have been urged to stay at home to stay safe.

In fact, a report by consultancy firm Bain & Company indicates that online grocery shopping in South-East Asia grew nearly three times at the height of the Covid-19 outbreak and forecasts show that shoppers in the region will continue buying groceries online even after the pandemic ends.

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