Streaming, shopping and delivery: Why COVID may have changed our habits forever
The pandemic made subscription services like grocery delivery and streaming part of daily life. We examine what’s changed and what it means for the future.
March 17, 2021 4:00 a.m. PT
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“I’ll likely go out to stores I enjoy browsing in, but I doubt I’ll go back regular grocery shopping. It’s just too convenient,” she said. “At the end of the day, I’ll pay a little more to have it delivered so I can spend some extra time with my daughter at home than spend 2 hours at the grocery store, shopping.”
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Out of a sample size of two young women grocery shoppers, I know one who is NOT going back to the old way of schlepping to the grocery store.
The other is a tactile strap of consciousness lady who wants to see and feel stuff.
But I do think the author has identified a trend.
In my case, I’m lazy and, as a child, my sainted Mother used to drag me to go shopping many Saturdays. Hence, I HATE it. So for as much as like the power of Big Tech, I’m a keyboard warrior when it comes to shopping.
No going back for me unless I’m dragged into it.