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Amazon edges out H-E-B as 2020′s top grocer, report shows

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An Amazon logo appears on an Amazon delivery van, Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020, in Boston.  Amazon said Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021,  that it bought 11 jets from Delta and WestJet airlines to boost its growing delivery network and get orders to shoppers faster. The company said its the first time it purchased planes for its delivery network.   (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
An Amazon logo appears on an Amazon delivery van, Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020, in Boston. Amazon said Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021, that it bought 11 jets from Delta and WestJet airlines to boost its growing delivery network and get orders to shoppers faster. The company said its the first time it purchased planes for its delivery network. (AP Photo/Steven Senne) (Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)

SAN ANTONIO – Amazon has edged out the Texas grocery giant H-E-B as the nation’s top grocery store, according to a recent report by Dunnhumby, a global consumer science company.

Amazon’s rise to the top of the company’s list of “grocers best positioned for momentum during the pandemic and long-term success for the future,” marks the first instance in which the shipping-goods based company topped the list.

According to the study, Amazon jumped ahead two places from last year’s report and dethroned H-E-B, who topped the list for 2019. Trader Joe’s ranked third.

The study cited momentum from the COVID-19 pandemic and a customer value proposition all for ingredients of Amazon’s projected success in 2021.

“When looking at Amazon’s strengths, it is clear why they are first this year. Amazon occupies a clear Price-First position, ranking 11th out of the 56 retailers in our study on Price, ensuring a strong Value Core,” the study says. “They also are second in Speed and first in Digital, two of the most important preference drivers for Covid Momentum. Due to Amazon’s performance on Speed and Digital and its value proposition, it also had the most momentum of any retailer in the market in 20.”

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