Online grocery sales for pickup or delivery fell slightly from record highs as states eased coronavirus-related restrictions over the summer. But they rose a little in November, according to survey data from grocery retailing consulting firm Brick Meets Click (BMC) and grocery ecommerce platform Mercatus USA Inc.

Based on the survey data from BMC and Mercatus, online grocery orders purchased online for pickup or delivery totaled $5.9 billion, up 3.6% from $5.7 billion in August, the most recent prior-month data available. In November, the average order size fell to $94, down almost 1.1% compared with $95 in August. The number of orders rose 5.4% to 62.7 million, up from 59.5 million in August.

During every month BMC and Mercatus looked at since March, 30-day online grocery sales were considerably higher than the $1.2 billion indicated by data from BMC’s August 2019 survey.

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