Because of COVID-19 lockdowns, we care more about those unclear food expiration dates that let us know when to trash what we store in the refrigerator.
Walmart’s CEO said our buying behavior has shifted during the pandemic. First we cared about toilet paper and sanitizer. Now it’s puzzles, games, hair dye, and beard trimmers. Where are we going? To consumer spending. Shifting Consumer Spending A Timeline…
Whereas toilet paper shortages have been in the news, the headlines could also have included surging egg demand, especially in Israel.
Looking more closely at the lockdown, we can identify the kinds of jobs that involve working remotely and where they are located.
From the growers through transport, roasters in the U.S. are concerned with the pandemic’s impact on the coffee supply chain.
Whether looking at an xkcd cartoon, data from retail discounter Aldi, or Nielsen’s statistics, we see evidence of our pasta demand in our pandemic pantries.