Amazon’s second quarter grocery sales tripled versus the same period last year. To withstand increased demand during the pandemic, Amazon increased grocery delivery capacity by over 160 percent and also tripled its grocery pickup locations. In addition, Amazon’s net sales increased by 40 percent to $88.9 billion in the second quarter, compared to $63.4 billion in the second quarter of 2019.
“This was another highly unusual quarter, and I couldn’t be more proud of and grateful to our employees around the globe,” said Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos, in a statement. “We’ve created over 175,000 new jobs since March and are in the process of bringing 125,000 of these employees into regular, full-time positions. And third-party sales again grew faster this quarter than Amazon’s first-party sales.”