COVID-19 And The Grocery Supply Chain
With no natural immunity to Covid-19 and no vaccine, the Irish government has focused on increased personal hygiene, restricted freedom of movement, and physical distancing to reduce the speed of spread. These measures, and the consumer behaviours that they have triggered, have led to the emergence of several distinct buying phases in grocery retail stores. Malachy O’Connor reports
With constant exposure to global media, and certainly when the first coronavirus cases are confirmed in a country, some shoppers start to stock up early.