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US Consumer Tracker: More Consumers Direct Third-Round Stimulus Checks into Discretionary Retail (Full Report)

What's Inside

Coresight Research’s March 29 survey provides a detailed update on US consumers’ behaviors, concerns and expectations amid the coronavirus crisis, with a focus on the implications for US retail.

Our tracker questions cover the following:

  • How respondents spent or plan to spend their third-round stimulus checks
  • What product categories respondents had purchased in-store and online in the past two weeks
  • Which retailers respondents had bought food and nonfood products from in the past two weeks
  • Whether respondents expect to retain changed behaviors in the long term—and which they are most likely to maintain
  • What activities respondents have done in the past two weeks
  • Whether respondents are currently avoiding public areas—and which types of places they are avoiding

We also present findings and trend data on what consumers are buying more and less of than pre-pandemic.

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What’s the Story?

How Consumers Spent or Plan To Spend Their Stimulus Checks

More Consumers Spend Latest Stimulus Checks on Discretionary Products

What Shoppers Are Buying and Which Retailers They Are Buying From

What Consumers Bought In-Store and Online

Which Retailers Consumers Purchased Food and Nonfood Products From

Reviewing Consumers’ Long-Term Behavior

Fewer Than Half Expect To Retain Changed Behaviors in the Long Term

What Shoppers Are Doing and Where They Are Going

More Consumers Visit Food-Service Locations and Shopping Centers

Consumers’ Avoidance of Public Places Falls

Reviewing Trend Data in Current Purchasing Behavior

What Consumers Are Currently Buying More Of and Less Of

What We Think


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