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Banks, hardware stores, liquor stores, and grocery: These businesses are seeing foot-traffic bursts amid the coronavirus pandemic

Added 03-26-20 03:14:02pm EST - “Grocery stores, warehouse stores, and hardware stores have seen big increases in foot traffic amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to Foursquare.” - Businessinsider.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Businessinsider.com: “Banks, hardware stores, liquor stores, and grocery: These businesses are seeing foot-traffic bursts amid the coronavirus pandemic”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Much of the US is in lockdown mode as consumers have been advised to stay at home amid the coronavirus pandemic. 

While the restrictions vary by state, in some places all "nonessential" businesses have been asked to close, which includes anything from gyms and salons to clothing stores and movie theaters. 

But other businesses deemed "essential" during the crisis are seeing a surge in demand. 

Foursquare has gathered data to show how foot traffic trends changed in major cities across the US from February 19 to March 20. Here are the types of businesses that have seen increases in foot traffic: 

According to Foursquare, foot traffic to banks spiked around March 5, when the first few coronavirus deaths were reported in the US.

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