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Consumers vs COVID-19: greener and local choices

Mar 14, 2021 | News

(12 March 2021) – Today, the European Commission released key data on the behaviour of consumers in 2020.


The results of a survey, conducted at the end of 2020, illustrate the impact the COVID-19 crisis had on consumption patterns, with consumers shopping closer to home or supporting local businesses.

At the same time, they made ‘greener’ choices: consumers were willing to pay more for a product that is more durable.

The findings will be discussed during this year’s European Consumer Summit on 15 March 2021, European Consumer Day.

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