Banks, hardware stores, liquor stores, and grocery: These businesses are seeing foot-traffic bursts amid the coronavirus pandemic
- The coronavirus pandemic is having a monumental impact on businesses around the US.
- While some businesses have been forced to shutter and seen foot traffic dry up completely, others are grappling with a surge in demand.
- Foursquare has gathered foot traffic data in major cities across the US to see how different consumer services are faring during this difficult time. Grocery stores, warehouse stores, and hardware stores have seen big increases in foot traffic.
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Much of the US is in lockdown mode as consumers have been advised to stay at home amid the coronavirus pandemic.While the restrictions vary by state, in some places all "nonessential" businesses have been asked to close, which includes anything from gyms and salons to clothing stores and movie theaters. Advertisement
But other businesses deemed "essential" during the crisis are seeing a surge in demand.
Foursquare has gathered data to show how foot traffic trends changed in major cities across the US from February 19 to March 20. Here are the types of businesses that have seen increases in foot traffic:
Consumers flocked to banks to prepare financially for the crisis.
Hardware stores such as Home Depot and Lowe's have seen a surge in demand in recent weeks.Advertisement
Liquor stores have also seen increased foot traffic as customers are forced to stay at home.
Costco and its competitors are obvious choices for those stocking up.Advertisement
Grocery chains are seeing a similar trend to warehouse stores.
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