Weekly grocery shopping down 20% since COVID-19 outbreak
Since the start of the COVID-19 crisis in mid-March, the percentage of consumers doing their grocery shopping once a week or more fell from 67% to 47%, but many are now spending more each trip, new research from consumer packaged goods (CPG) sales and marketing firm Acosta finds.
Further, Acosta’s latest COVID-19 survey revealed that 75% of consumers think a second wave of coronavirus infections could swing many areas of the country back to shutting down businesses and public spaces, after states and municipalities had begun reopening in late May. Worries about the pandemic is highest in the South and West, with 44% and 37% respectively saying they’re more concerned now versus the start of the outbreak.
Read the full story: Supermarket News, July 23, 2020