Meal delivery sales are expected to spike as more Americans shelter at home during the coronavirus outbreak. Our data shows sales did grow year-over-year in February, but not as much as many predict they will in March.
As some U.S. employers consider expanding the role of telework at their companies, many Americans may be working remotely indefinitely and have the freedom to flee COVID-19 hot zones in favor of greener pastures. By using grocery spending as a proxy for residency, transaction data reveals which of the states hardest hit by the pandemic … Continued
The popularity of alcohol delivery services has skyrocketed with the introduction of pandemic-driven social distancing policies. Given the closure of bars across the country, consumers are turning towards more convenient alternatives to get their happy hour beverages. Within the alcohol delivery market, Drizly has set itself apart from the crowd. The company—which recently raised $50 … Continued
U.S. consumer spending has been altered by the coronavirus pandemic. Our data reveals that consumers are changing the way they pay for goods and services, with some industries seeing spending shift toward online purchases. Additionally, the pandemic has changed the types of purchases consumers are making, with stimulus recipients increasing their spending on big-ticket items. … Continued
The struggling meal kit industry has flourished in the COVID-19 era. Whereas industry sales had previously fallen 6 percent in July 2019, the industry has gained tailwinds a year later, growing an average of 105 percent in July 2020. As shelter-in-place orders left many Americans with extra time for home cooking, a closer look at … Continued
Even staple categories like grocery are facing upheaval as COVID-19 continues to impact U.S. consumer spending. While grocers themselves have seen some shifts in spending behavior, the largest change has taken place among delivery services, which saw sales increase 146 percent year-over-year. Grocery delivery, previously thought of as a costly convenience, has become an essential … Continued