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•  The April 2023 Brick Meets Click/Mercatus Grocery Shopping Survey is out, reporting that "overall eGrocery sales for April 2023 totaled $8.2 billion, up 0.9%, versus a year ago. Year-over-year performance varied widely across the three key segments as Delivery sales jumped 20%, Pickup dipped 3%, and Ship-to-Home plunged 19%.

"The extremely strong gains for Delivery during April 2023 were driven by a rebound in monthly active users (MAUs) and a higher average order value (AOV). Delivery’s MAU base grew 11% versus the prior year but finished up only 1% on a two-year stacked basis versus 2021 as the segment’s customer base fell 9% last year. Over the past several years, the expansion of new delivery providers and service offerings has attracted more customers by making it both a more available and attractive way to shop, depending on the mission or occasion. In addition, Delivery’s AOV rose about 5% on a year-over-year basis while the other two segments experienced a pullback in spending per order versus 2022.

"April’s decline in Pickup sales was largely the result of lower order frequency and a reduced AOV; this was offset somewhat by moderate growth in its MAU base (in the mid-single digit range). The decline for Ship-to-Home sales, on the other hand, was the result of a deterioration across all key shopping metrics, including continued contraction of its MAU base along with double-digit drops in both AOV and order frequency among active users."