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Grocery shopping frequency declines as pandemic concerns remain high

Consumers are shopping for groceries less but spending more than they did pre-pandemic. That’s according to the ninth COVID-19 grocery shopper research report from Acosta, which found that shopping once a week has declined 20% since the pandemic began, from 67% of shoppers to 47% of shoppers. The report also found that shoppers’ concerns about …

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‘COVID-19 pandemic will put sustainability concerns on hold’

Sustainability was the buzz word of 2019 and would have continued to increase in prominence in 2020. However, the global outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) will bring progress to a halt, according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company. Emily Salter, Analyst at GlobalData, comments: “Making changes to materials, logistics and production processes to improve …

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UK retailers hit by supply disruption amid coronavirus concerns | Business

What is Covid-19 – the illness that started in Wuhan? It is caused by a member of the coronavirus family that has never been encountered before. Like other coronaviruses, it has come from animals. Many of those initially infected either worked or frequently shopped in the Huanan seafood wholesale market in the centre of the …

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JD Sports could be told to sell Footasylum over competition concerns | Business

Britain’s competition watchdog has said it could force JD Sports to sell the Footasylum sportswear business it bought last year because consumers could lose out as a result of the deal. The Competition and Markets Authority said its six-month investigation into last April’s £90m takeover found it “substantially lessens competition nationally”. It said shoppers could …

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Convenience, eco concerns drive demand for digital receipts

Get great content like this right in your inbox. Subscribe Consumers want a digital receipt option. About nine out of 10 U.S. consumers (89%) would like retailers to offer digital receipts as an option, with millennials and younger Americans are out front on adoption of the no-paper receipt, according to a survey by green economy …

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New report finds holiday spending down due to recession fear, tariff concerns

The fear of a potential U.S. recession is having a real impact on how consumers will spend their money this season. That’s according to a report from retail analytics and price optimization firm Intelligence Node, which found that 49% of U.S. consumers plan to cut back on holiday spending (with 51% currently cutting back on …

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UK retail stockpiling reaches record levels on back of Brexit concerns | Business

Britain’s biggest retailers have been ramping up their stockpiling efforts to record levels in the run-up to Brexit, according to the Confederation of British Industry. The country’s leading business lobby group said retailers’ stock levels compared with the volume of expected sales had risen to the highest point in October since it began compiling retail …

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