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Here's how COVID-19 affected consumer shopping habits

From spirit purchases, bakery items, beauty products to snacks, fresh produce, candy, and more, the coronavirus pandemic altered what we put in our carts.

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Cash-back app, Ibotta, recently released its findings about consumer trends and habits during the COVID-19 pandemic. By comparing purchase data from 2019 with the purchase data from 2020, the finance company caught a glimpse into what people were buying more (much more) of during the pandemic. Priorities clearly switched up, with alcohol and bakery foods topping the list.

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33%

How much spirit purchases went up in 2020 compared to 2019.

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