Demand for online groceries has surged during the COVID-19 pandemic, and Walmart is a clear winner so far. Walmart Grocery became the number one most downloaded app in the Shopping category on the iPhone App Store. Overtaking Amazon’s, as well as other retailer’s apps.
Walmart Grocery app entered the top 10 on March 11th and had soon closed in on the top, second only to Amazon. On April 2nd, it overtook Amazon for the top spot. In the Shopping category, Walmart’s app competes against general merchandise retailers, so it passing Amazon, which is too experiencing record demand, is an indicator of just how much has demand for online grocery increased.