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US Consumer Tracker Extra, June 2021: Lower-Income Consumers Boost Discretionary Spending

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Our monthly US Consumer Tracker Extra series supplements the weekly US Consumer Tracker reports with additional insight, including long-term trends in consumer behavior, concerns and expectations, driven by the Covid-19 pandemic. We focus on the implications for US retail and provide a detailed analysis of where current trends will lead in the coming months.

This report covers the following key topics:

  • The continuing rise in apparel and footwear spending as consumers return to socialising
  • Increased discretionary spending among lower-income consumers, as changes in the employment market mean jobs are secure and wages are rising
  • Which retail categories are benefiting as more consumers go on trips
  • The differing habits and characteristics of Amazon and Walmart shoppers

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