Findings released from a new Acosta survey show that shopping and eating behaviors adopted during the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic will most likely stick around even post-pandemic.
“With vaccines rolling out, our latest shopper research shows COVID-19 concern levels may finally be waning, with current concern at 7.5 out of 10 — the lowest level reported since early March 2020. Even still, consumers realize there is a long road ahead. Thirty-five percent of shoppers think ‘normal’ is more than a year away,” says Colin Stewart, executive VP, business intelligence at Acosta. “What’s more, many behaviors developed during the pandemic will be here to stay. Post-COVID-19, 75% of consumers plan to stick with at least some of their new habits.”
From PR Newswire:
- Fifty-three percent of shoppers reported spending less time in stores, while 50% of shoppers reported stocking up on food/cleaning supplies.
- Twenty-one percent of shoppers reported they will go back to their pre-pandemic habits, while 16% of shoppers will continue with all or most of their new habits.