How consumer buying habits have changed due to COVID-19

COVID-19 has changed everyday behaviors for many consumers, including how they get food to their pantries, but specific buying patterns can depend on a number of factors, from geographic region to political affiliation.

Dr. Brenna Ellison, with the University of Illinois, speaks with RFD-TV’s own Christina Loren on her recent study of COVID food acquisition behaviors and what the takeaways are.

According to Dr. Ellison, “The big findings that we’re seeing is that consumers are really focusing on those essential activities that public health officials have been telling us, ‘these are the ones that you can pursue,’ and so we’re seeing that 9 out of 10 households are still shopping for groceries in person. So, it is very much an essential activity.”

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