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Some consumer food-shopping behaviors changed dramatically once the COVID-19 pandemic blanketed the nation in March. News that cases of the virus are on the rise again has some produce industry market analysts expecting consumer buying behavior changes to potentially become permanent. The major one, one analyst said this week, is the “click and collect” model in which consumers make purchases digitally to minimize person-to-person contact. The process has other benefits, namely time savings, that will likely make it a staple of food-buying behaviors moving forward. It also influences how consumers purchase things like fresh produce and “impulse buys,” and along with spending cutbacks from a volatile job market, should be accounted for in how produce is delivered to the consumer. See more of the produce outlook.

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