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The Impact of Corona Pandemic on Consumer’s Food Consumption – Vulnerability of Households with Children and Income Losses

Version 1 : Received: 7 January 2021 / Approved: 8 January 2021 / Online: 8 January 2021 (12:04:51 CET)
Version 2 : Received: 12 January 2021 / Approved: 13 January 2021 / Online: 13 January 2021 (11:06:00 CET)

How to cite: Profeta, A.; Siddiqui, S.; Smetana, S.; Hossaini, M.; Hieke, S.; Enneking, U.; Heinz, V.; Kircher, C. The Impact of Corona Pandemic on Consumer’s Food Consumption – Vulnerability of Households with Children and Income Losses. Preprints 2021, 2021010153 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202101.0153.v2). Profeta, A.; Siddiqui, S.; Smetana, S.; Hossaini, M.; Hieke, S.; Enneking, U.; Heinz, V.; Kircher, C. The Impact of Corona Pandemic on Consumer’s Food Consumption – Vulnerability of Households with Children and Income Losses. Preprints 2021, 2021010153 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202101.0153.v2).

Abstract

This study clearly shows that the corona pandemic has a significant impact on consumers’ eating habits. More food is eaten overall, and more convenience products such as ready meals and canned food with a longer shelf life are purchased. The consumption of alcohol and confectionery has also increased. In return, the consumption of fresh fruit and vegetables has declined. It becomes clear that families who are financially affected by the pandemic represent a vulnerable group. With the increasing duration of the pandemic, repeated lockdowns, corona-related closings of schools and kindergartens, health consequences are to be expected in the medium to long term, especially for this population group.

Subject Areas

Covid-19; consumer behaviour; food

Comments (1)

Comment 1
Received: 13 January 2021
Commenter: Adriano Profeta
Commenter's Conflict of Interests: Author
Comment: We added some statistics, for checking group differences of the analysed household segments and polished grammar and spelling. 
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