The last two months have seen an unprecedented disruption in retail, with statewide shutdowns and stay-at-home orders bringing sales to a halt across the country. And as shops begin to plan for reopening and the new normal, the question remains: What are consumers — shaped by weeks of quarantine and confronting rising unemployment — looking for? And while rates of running and walking have been rising as self-isolating Americans have increasingly turned to exercise to bolster their physical  and mental health, will they be looking to gear up as restrictions lift? We went to the source: Through MESH01, we asked more than 1,100 active men and women aged 18 to 65 about their shopping expectations and behaviors for the post-quarantine era, and the results were illuminating. Read on for more on consumer spending, their plans for purchasing and what will make them feel safe to shop.    

The survey, conducted by MESH01, included 1,100 respondents, men and women, with an average age of 35 years old.