John Lewis and Waitrose reveal consumer trends of lockdown life

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From cocktail happy hours at home to more shopping online, a new report from John Lewis and Waitrose reveals how day-to-day life and habits have changed during the coronavirus lockdown.

In the six weeks since the shutdown was ordered, life has changed dramatically and people have adapted to new ways of living –whether working from home, homeschooling their children, planning their meals for the week or video-calling loved ones.

Many are also finding themselves with more free time spent in the home, prompting participation in new or rediscovered hobbies and pastimes.

“The past few weeks have been unlike anything any of us have ever experienced,” says John Lewis director of general merchandise Simon Coble.

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