Nearly three quarters of Americans are now practicing some form of social distancing, according to the latest Morning Consult survey data. This societal response to coronavirus pandemic is altering consumer habits overnight, potentially impacting the long-term trajectories of a wide array of industries.
A new review of Morning Consult Brand Intelligence, which tracks perceptions of more than 3,000 brands globally, reveals how the food delivery industry is one of the spaces most immediately impacted. In the past week, both Postmates and Uber Eats hit their all-time weekly highs in total purchasing consideration among U.S. consumers, as did the average purchasing consideration level for four leading brands, including DoorDash and Grubhub.
Over the last week, 36 percent of consumers said they would consider purchasing from Postmates, up from 33 percent in February and already Postmate’s strongest month for purchasing consideration, according to Brand Intelligence. One of the main drivers of this growth is from millennials, whose total purchasing consideration hit 48 percent, up from 40 percent from February. Purchasing consideration also ticked up across all income levels.
When asked directly about how the coronavirus will alter their spending on restaurant delivery services, 25 percent of Americans say they’re likely to spend more, up from just 6 percent who said the same two weeks ago. An equal share said they were likely to spend more on grocery delivery services.
The social distancing boost comes at a time when food delivery services were already making major inroads with consumers. A recent Morning Consult study found that DoorDash was the single fastest growing brand in 2019, with Postmates tailing close behind.
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