Consumption of durable goods in the U.S. is well above pre-pandemic levels, exacerbating supply chain bottlenecks caused by the pandemic.
While prices are rising for consumers, that's not discouraging them from making purchases.
The Marketplace-Edison Research Poll finds that 40% of those who shopped online before the pandemic now do it more.
They're willing to spend because they expect to be earning more next year.
Sales rose, and many of the gains were in discretionary categories.
Companies have created a new form of convenience with personalized products.
Some are thriving. Others are closing. All are strategizing.
Two new burgers made from plants look like meat, cook like meat, and taste like meat.
Instacart and other apps are competing for consistent customers, while worker pay is inconsistent.