Coronavirus BRIEFING

Get Ready for Retail Stockpiling, Round 2

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As COVID cases continue to rise, most shoppers believe we're headed for another shutdown and plan to respond accordingly, so retailers should be prepared for a new surge in stocking up. The pandemic will also significantly impact back-to-school shopping this year, and retailers will need to adapt to parents' new priorities and shopping preferences.

Darian Pickett, chief executive of North American sales at Acosta, commenting to Progressive Grocer for its recent report, “Get Ready for Retail Stockpiling, Round 2.”