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COVID-19 at Retail

A curated archive of articles and information about the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on shopper behavior and the industry's efforts to respond.

Walgreens' Weekly Circular Goes Digital-Only

Walgreens is suspending distribution of its Sunday print circular as of June 7 due to “consumer behavior shifts” brought on as a result of COVID-19.

Shifting Priorities

Expecting shoppers to sustain pandemic-driven behavioral changes, brands and retailers are building up their e-commerce strategies.

AB InBev and Tiger Pistol

The beverage company is working with the social advertising platform to support the brand’s worldwide network of COVID-19-affected retailers, bars and restaurants.

H-E-B held a “Texas-sized” virtual graduation ceremony including a live performance from singer Marren Morris last month for high school and college seniors stuck at home.

Target

Target is launching its latest limited-edition apparel line online to keep shoppers from packing stores and making social distancing difficult.

As many shoppers have changed their usual shopping habits amid the coronavirus, some food retailers and brands are winning over new shoppers, per a study from research consultancy Magid.

The retailers are reminding consumers to take care of themselves at home during the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 is expected to alter consumer behaviors permanently and cause lasting structural changes to the consumer goods and retail industries, per a recent Accenture survey of more than 3,000 consumers.

Recent receipt data shows economic angst brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic has shifted consumer spending toward buying more store brands.

The COVID-19 pandemic is giving brands a chance to rethink strategies, get on a good path and set themselves up for long-term success.

Strains on Amazon's warehouses due to surging demand during the COVID-19 pandemic caused caused the e-tail giant to postpone the two-day sales event typically held in July.

Walmart is shutting down its Jet.com subsidiary to focus on its namesake dot-com business, which is experiencing significant growth during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Warehouse club giant Costco is among a number of retailers resuming some normal promotional practices as many businesses and states begin the process of reopening.

An Accenture survey indicated that the crisis is also causing consumers to more seriously consider the health and environmental impacts of their shopping choices, among other things.

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