Industry Insights: Grocery

ZipRecruiter Snapshot- April 2020

Increased number of job seekers engaging with Grocery related job postings


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In the news

The grocery industry was doing well before the coronavirus pandemic, adding 17 million square feet of selling space in 2018 and opening more stores than it was closing. Now, the coronavirus pandemic has further increased sales. For example, Kroger has seen demand grow 30% across all categories. 

With restaurants closed, people are increasingly purchasing groceries and cooking at home. In cities like New York City, where 60% of spending on food took place at restaurants prior to the coronavirus outbreak, grocery stores are seeing purchases surge as much as 100%. Even after the economy reopens, grocery stores are likely to do well. Many Americans who have lost their jobs or seen their incomes fall will cut back on luxuries like restaurant meals in the coming months, delivering a further boost to their local grocery stores. 

What we are seeing now

ZipRecruiter data shows that despite job postings declining slightly, job seekers are still actively looking for roles within the Grocery industry.

Despite a slight decline in March,  Grocery job postings are now tracking +4.7% vs January


Grocery clicks have increased by +11% from February to March


Top 10 Job Titles in Grocery 

The below grocery job titles are the top 10 in-demand by job seekers. 

Top 10 Job Titles by Clicks

(Latest 30 days)


Top 10 Job Seeker Locations

The following locations are hot spots for job seekers engaging with Grocery related job postings.

Top 10 Locations by Clicks

(Latest 30 days)

  • Houston, Texas
  • Tampa, Florida
  • New York, New York
  • Los Angeles, California
  • Miami, Florida
  • Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Chicago, Illinois
  • Klein, Texas
  • Atlanta, Georgia
  • Jacksonville, Florida

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*ZipRecruiter internal data January – March 2020, past performance is not a guarantee of future results.

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