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Shifts in food purchase patterns could be permanent

 

April 20, 2022

A combination of in-store and online shopping is preferred by 35 percent of consumers.

By Daniel Grant, FarmWeek

The pandemic greatly accelerated online food purchases and created a new revenue stream for many restaurants in the form of curbside sales.

And now, even as masks come off with the lifting of mandates at many locations around the U.S., those trends in the food industry are expected to continue or even grow.

Andrew Harig, vice president of tax, trade, sustainability and policy for the Food Industry Association, and Hudson Riehle, of the National Restaurant Association, discussed food industry trends during USDA's 98th annual Ag Outlook Forum.

"2021 was one of the m...



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