While headlines about Amazon's Whole Foods continue to blanket the media, Walmart is so far winning the battle for grocery customers.
The retail giant has announced that in this last quarter, its grocery sales have been the best they have been in nine years.
Currently, Walmart has a share of $800 billion in the U.S. grocery market and collects 25 cents of every dollar spent, as reported by "Euromonitor."
Walmart's affordable grocery items, paired with digital conveniences like online grocery ordering and the curbside pickup has helped to foster massive sales growth for the retailer.
Specifically, Walmart's online food ordering is available at over 1,800 stores and the retailer has plans to expand this services to about 40 percent of the nation by the end of the year.
Amazon's Whole Foods grocery business sales, on the other hand, aren't even close to Walmart's.
"Amazon, for all the noise around its acquisition of Whole Foods Market and the discounts it’s dangling on fresh-caught halibut for members of its Prime loyalty program, isn’t even close, with less than a 2 percent share," writes "Boomberg." "That matters because 86 percent of Walmart customers also shop at Amazon, according to analysts at Cowen & Co. If even some of them shift part of their food spending to Amazon, Walmart loses the reliable customer traffic that’s the lifeblood of brick-and-mortar retailers."
Learn more about Walmart's push to dominate the grocery space at "Bloomberg."