Consumers’ Shifting Eating Patterns
The COVID-19 situation has caused disruptions in many aspects of daily life, including food and beverage consumption. Restrictions on restaurant dining, closures of schools and workplaces and their associated cafeterias, and out-of-stock items at the grocery stores are all factors that have forced new eating patterns on many consumers.
Our Week 8 survey found that only 21 percent of consumers are eating exactly the same as they did pre-COVID-19. The remainder have been affected in one way or another, with 23 percent reporting the way they eat has “mostly changed” and 14 percent reporting their eating has “completely changed” since the start of the stay-at-home orders.