Pandemic Habits - Australians are queuing to go shopping

Chris Pash
By Chris Pash | 22 May 2020

Australians are now waiting longer to get inside shops due to social distancing regulations, according to a study by specialist retail advertising group Shopper Media.

The online survey of 7,698 consumers, with fieldwork May1-7, shows about half Australian shoppers have to queue to get into the supermarket.

More than 50% of Australian shoppers confirmed they have waited for less than 10 minutes, but 27% of shoppers in South Australia and Tasmania waited longer than 20 minutes, closely followed by Queensland at 26%.

The longer waiting times are being recorded on Fridays, Mondays, and Tuesdays. 

“With these figures in mind, Shopper Media wants to remind consumers of the importance of remaining socially distanced," says Karissa Fletcher, head of marketing at Shopper Media.


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