A shopper prepares fill his cart at a Giant supermarket in Washington, DC, April 6, 2020.
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Lockdown life looks very different depending on where you are in the world.
When widespread restrictions were imposed globally in response to the coronavirus pandemic last month, people started stockpiling goods. Psychologists told CNBC that people were panic buying to feel more in control of their emotional states.
Now, instead of hoarding toilet paper and pasta, consumers’ buying habits have changed and sales of goods like brewer’s yeast, beauty products and egg substitutes are going through the roof — but new data reveals that different nations have very diverse habits.
It seems that Italians are tending to their appearance and making their own alcohol; Germans are cleaning their homes; while Americans are enjoying a classic food favorite — cookies baked with readymade dough, according IRI’s point-of-sale data for in-store and online…