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Webinar: E-Commerce During COVID-19

April 24, 2020 @ 12:00 pm 1:00 pm

The isolation and uncertainty COVID-19 introduces has precipitated overnight changes in consumers’ shopping behaviors, from bulk-buying to online shopping and more. Grocery e-commerce sales for the month of March increased by 28.48%. Apps like Instacart and Shipt, which enable people to hire personal shoppers to prepare and, in some cases, deliver their grocery orders, increased by 218% and 124%, respectively. This webinar will discuss the value of e-commerce for farmers, food gatekeepers and retailers at a moment when customers are shifting their buying habits overnight to minimize exposure to COVID-19.

Hosted by the Council on Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics (C-FARE). Register here.