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Covid-19 poll daily insights

June 2, 2020

  • Parents are coming up with many summer camp alternatives— from at-home activities to nature time to online learning.
  • More UK consumers are planning to shop online this summer than US consumers.
  • People are having trouble finding health and fitness products that are in stock.


Parents are thinking through summer camp backup plans for their children.

Twenty-four percent of parents said they’re planning on entertaining their kids with at-home activities including board games, reading, and arts and crafts. Eighteen percent of parents said they’re not sure what they’re going to do now that their kids won’t be attending summer camp. They may choose to follow in the footsteps of those parents who are bringing the summer camp experience to their own backyards. Thirteen percent of respondents mentioned embracing nature activities, such as camping, fishing and hiking.

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More UK consumers are planning to shop online this summer than US consumers.

While in the US, many states have allowed some retail stores to start to open, retail won’t be opening in the UK until at least June 15, 2020. As a result, UK residents may continue to rely on ecommerce for their upcoming purchases. Thirty-eight percent of UK respondents said they’re planning to do all of their summer shopping online, compared to just 28 percent of US respondents.

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Health and fitness items are hard to come by right now.

After Food and Beverage and Health and Beauty, Health and Fitness is the product category with the least in-stock options, according to our respondents. While public gyms are just starting to re-open in some places, many people are still outfitting their home gyms. As a result, several respondents said their desired workout equipment—like dumbbells, resistance bands, and kettlebells—is unavailable.

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