Local grocery stores have seen a considerable increase in overall sales the past year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The trend to more online shopping has risen as well, according to a survey from Brick Meets Click/Mercatus. Alex Stodola from Stodola's IGA in Luxemburg says customers have come to appreciate the efficiency that digitally ordered groceries can offer.
Stodola adds that online services allow customers to customize their orders for specific products and requests.
The online option at Stodola's IGA began in April of 2020. Nationally, online grocery sales increased 16.3 percent in March and matched January's record of $9.3 billion in sales. Nearly 70 million American households placed online orders in March.