Effect of COVID-19 on consumer spending in physical stores worldwide as of March 2020

As of March 16, 2020, 79 percent of consumers in Italy reported that they had decreased their spending on day-to-day in-store purchases because of the coronavirus pandemic. Less than one third of consumers in the UK stated that they had reduced the amount they spent on purchases in the physical retail channel.

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Release date

March 2020


Worldwide, France, Italy, United Kingdom, United States

Survey time period

March 13 to 16, 2020

Number of respondents

9,931 respondents

Special properties

Respondent breakdown: 2,417 U.S.; 2,787 UK; 2,521 France; 2,206 Italy.

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