A study carried out by Servinformacion, to small neighborhood stores and mini-markets, shows how the consumption of Colombian households has changed in the midst of the pandemic.
The results of the study revealed that households are spending more on essential products, such as: dairy products and bakery; moving to second need baskets where we find products such as tobacco and household cleaning products.
“Categories stand out such as: milk powder (+99%), packaged bread (+23%), cookies (+15%), margarines (+36%) and panela (+32%). Mainly as the most preferred categories in consumer purchasing acts”, indicates the report.
On the other hand, categories such as juices and nectars, bottled water, rice and laundry soap continue to curve downward, after these products were in high demand in the pre-Covid-19 era.
the average purchase ticket registers significant growth compared to the month of February in the main cities of the country. In Bogotá there was evidence of a growth of 42%, in Medellín the variation was 54%, Pereira registered 46%, Cali had 58%, Barranquilla with 45% and the maximum was for the city of Bucaramanga with 61%.