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Though online grocery buying is growing in popularity, Australians still visited the supermarket almost 2bn times last year, suggesting that internet food shopping is more an appealing idea than a reality for consumers.
A survey has outlined the decline of the traditional butcher against against a fall in the number of meat-eaters, with the proportion of Australians buying their fresh meat from a specialist dropping by almost 5% in just three years.
With research suggesting that fewer than half of Australians actually enjoy grocery shopping, why aren’t more people sparing themselves the angst of the supermarket and purchasing their groceries online?
While most of Australia’s 14.2m grocery-buyers have a supermarket of preference where they do most of their shopping, a relatively low proportion of them do so exclusively at that chain, market research has found.