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    Movie theater sales grow amid reopenings

    Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, consumers turned to streaming services as movie theaters, sports stadiums, concert halls, and other live event venues shut down. The gradual reopenings of brick and mortar businesses has boosted movie theater attendance and sales as the summer blockbuster season gets underway. Additionally, some companies such as AMC Theatres have seen increasing … Continued

    Event ticketing platforms see growth, as some metro areas rebound quickly

    As the travel industry recovers and in-person events—such as Broadway shows, sports games, and live concerts—restart in some parts of the U.S, the major event ticketing platforms have seen rising sales. During the height of shelter-in-place orders in April 2020, overall sales among a select set of ticket marketplaces (Ticketmaster, Vivid Seats, StubHub, and SeatGeek) … Continued

    COVID-19 Industry Tracker

    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

    Instacart and Walmart lead the pack in grocery delivery sales

    Grocery delivery sales skyrocketed early in the pandemic, as shelter-in-place orders went into effect and many consumers avoided going into brick-and-mortar grocery stores. Between March 2020 and April 2020, total sales among a select set of grocery delivery competitors–Instacart, Walmart Grocery, Shipt, Peapod, and FreshDirect–grew 62 percent. While demand for grocery delivery still exceeds pre-pandemic … Continued