List of online grocers

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Ocado and Tesco grocery delivery vans in London, 2007

This is a list of online grocers. Online grocers are grocery stores that allow private individuals and businesses to purchase groceries and grocery products online. The companies then deliver the orders to consumers.

Online grocers[edit]




Meal boxes[edit]


  • Yihaodian – a Chinese online grocery business founded by Gang Yu and Junling Liu on July 2008.[6]


  • Grofers is an Indian on-demand online grocery delivery service. It was founded in December 2013 and is based in Gurgaon. As of 2016, the company has raised about $165.5 million from investors including SoftBank and Sequoia Capital. In early 2016, Grofers reduced its workforce by ten percent and reduced its operations from 26 cities to 17 cities.
  • Godrej Nature's Basket [7]
  • PepperTap – a former on-demand delivery service company based in Gurgaon, India that delivered groceries and household items. It operated from November 2014 through April 2016.[8][9] Its parent company was Nuvoex Logistics Pvt. Ltd.[9] The company also developed a mobile application for its services.[10] PepperTap's grocery delivery service went out of business in April 2016, which occurred in part to conserve funds to keep the company financially solvent,[11] enabling it to pursue other types of operations and endeavors involving e-commerce logistics.[12] Before the company's demise, PepperTap was the third-largest online grocery delivery service in India.[11]


Southeast Asia[edit]


  • – a Swiss online supermarket and one of Europe’s largest online grocery stores




An AmazonFresh delivery truck in Seattle, 2012
  • Amazon Prime Pantry – a service of available only to Amazon Prime members that packages everyday (non-bulk) non-perishable grocery store items into a single box for delivery for a flat fee.
  • AmazonFresh (membership-based)
  • Blue Apron
  • CobornsDelivers founded in 2000 as SimonsDelivers, coborns took over in 2008 and is one of the oldest online delivery services out there. Located in new hope minnesota and services the entire metro area of Minneapolis, and western Wisconsin
  • Google Express (personal shopper service)
  • Home Chef – a Chicago, Illinois-based weekly meal kit company that delivers pre-portioned ingredients and recipes to subscribers weekly in the United States.[19] As of February 2017, the company delivers over 2.5 million meals monthly.[20]
  • Instacart (personal shopper service)
  • My Cloud Grocer – a grocery eCommerce software platform for the supermarket chains
  • Peapod (Midwest/East)
  • Purple Carrot (vegan)
  • Safeway Inc.
  • Shipt (membership-based personal shopper service)
  • Walmart
  • Whole Foods (powered by instacart)
  • Winder Farms (West Coast)



  • Jet (dry goods only)


A Webvan delivery truck, circa 2005
  • (defunct but possibly re-launching)
  • HomeGrocer (defunct, one of the first online supermarket businesses)
  • Webvan (defunct)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Abraham, Lois. "Canadians cutting down on cooking time with meal kits". CTV News. Retrieved 30 December 2016. 
  2. ^ Silcoff, Sean (20 September 2016). "Toronto meal-delivery company Chef's Plate raises $6-million in funding round". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved 30 December 2016. 
  3. ^ Meal kits deliver ingredients for dinner... and criticism. CBC Radio. 5 July 2016. Retrieved 30 December 2016. 
  4. ^ "Qualifying for B Corp status meant my company had to meet rigorous social and environmental standards". The Globe and Mail. 11 June 2016. Retrieved 30 December 2016. 
  5. ^ Miss Fresh at your door. Global News. 12 November 2015. Retrieved 30 December 2016. 
  6. ^ Liu, Jie (September 2012). "The key cornerstones to successful B2C: a case study of an online grocer in China". Proceedings of the CUBE International Information Technology Conference: 618–622. doi:10.1145/2381716.2381835. Retrieved 2 April 2013. 
  7. ^ "Nature's Basket: Double Take". Forbes India. 2012-02-10. Retrieved 2017-07-07. 
  8. ^ Tandon, Suneera; Sharma Punit, Itika (April 25, 2016). "PepperTap's collapse shows everything that is wrong with India's young internet companies". Quartz. Retrieved 29 September 2016. 
  9. ^ a b "Peppertap to shut down grocery delivery; to focus on its logistics business". The Economic Times. April 23, 2016. Retrieved 29 September 2016. 
  10. ^ "Apple by apple, grocery apps find space in middle class shopping baskets". The Indian Express. 21 October 2015. Retrieved 22 October 2015. 
  11. ^ a b Julka, Harsimran. "Why India's third largest online grocer which raised over $50m is shutting shop". Tech in Asia. Retrieved October 17, 2016. 
  12. ^ "PepperTap Shuts Down Grocery Delivery, Pivots to Logistics". NDTV April 25, 2016. Retrieved June 29, 2017. 
  13. ^ Koh, Joyce; Lee, Yoolim; Chan, Vinicy (September 20, 2016). "Web Grocer Backed by Facebook Billionaire Said to Seek Buyer". Retrieved November 5, 2016. 
  14. ^ Treadgold, A.; Reynolds, J. (2016). Navigating the New Retail Landscape: A Guide for Business Leaders. OUP Oxford. p. 85. ISBN 978-0-19-251608-4. Retrieved November 5, 2016. 
  15. ^ Russell, Jon (January 29, 2016). "Singapore's RedMart Is Raising $100M To Expand Its Online Grocery Service In Asia". TechCrunch. Retrieved November 5, 2016. 
  16. ^ "Online grocer RedMart 'seeking buyer'". The Straits Times. September 21, 2016. Retrieved November 5, 2016. 
  17. ^ "Making a mark with Redmart". AsiaOne. April 15, 2016. Retrieved November 5, 2016. 
  18. ^ Hickey, Shane (4 December 2015). "Stay local – and freshen up your supply chain". The Guardian. Retrieved 31 October 2016. 
  19. ^ Dewey, Sam. "Home Chef cooks up $10M Series A". Built in Chicago. Retrieved 14 June 2016. 
  20. ^ "Home Chef, Now the 2nd Biggest Delivery Meal Kit in the US, Moves Into New Wrigley Building Space". Chicago Inno. Retrieved 24 May 2017.