Two-thirds of food industry professionals would buy from food suppliers online if they could, according to our recent survey of 153 processors, suppliers, and retailers.
The most enthusiastic group is retailers, with 86% of respondents saying they would buy from their suppliers online. Nearly two-thirds (61%) of suppliers said they’d buy online, followed by 53% of processors.
These numbers are telling that the food industry isn’t e-commerce immune — or even resistant. Plus, we expect the percentage of professionals who would buy online to increase rapidly over the next few years as digital natives move into decision-making positions.
That’s why we built the Food Industry Executive Marketplace. The marketplace is a space for forward-thinking suppliers to sell to the two-thirds of their audience who want to buy online. If you’re ready to take the plunge into online sales, head over to the marketplace to learn more about listing your products.