There are two new posts out about our changing shopping habits. One post from the Gourmet Retailer reports that consumers around the country don’t bulk shop, but they visit stores more often (probably because they are unemployed or they are hoping to find those elusive food bargains!).
Another post just out this morning from Gaebler.com, says that an “enduring shift” has taken place due to the recession. The study Gaebler quotes says that 72 percent of all consumers surveyed indicated that their shopping habits have changed in some way while only 7 percent made no changes at all.
The bottom line: more Americans have become frugal, and that mindset may (or may not) endure for a while (think the lingering Depression-era mindset of older generations).