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7 ways the pandemic has changed how we shop for food
The New York Times notes 7 interesting food trends during COVID:
1. Trips Are Fewer, Lists Are Better
2. Online Aisles Are Bustling
A year ago, 81 percent of shoppers surveyed by Gallup said they never turned to the internet for groceries. Online shopping was lolling at around 3 percent of all grocery sales, or about $1.2 billion, according to a survey by Brick Meets Click/Mercatus.
But in June, online grocery sales in the United States hit $7.2 billion.
3. Oranges are the new snack (up 73%+ in May, still up at 52%+ in July)
4. Store layouts are being redrawn
5. Choices are shrinking
6. The freezer is hot
7. ‘Local’ is a bigger lure