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At home with the new consumer

Getting to a new normal in the markets & economy

The coronavirus is transforming our lives in countless ways, including our shopping habits and needs, as we adapt to our much more solitary lifestyles. But even in the future, as life eventually returns to “normal,” many of the changes in what we buy and how we spend our time could very likely remain.

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At Home with the New Consumer

In this episode of the Perspectives podcast, our hosts, Candace Browning, Chris Hyzy and Robby Ohmes, explore the impact the coronavirus is having on our consumer culture—including the growing prevalence of “solitary leisure” activities, changes in our buying preferences and the shift to “E-everything,” and what could be a new wave of product innovation that’s rising to meet the new realities of how we’re living, working, learning and spending time with family and friends. They also look at how different sectors and industries are adapting to these changes, and why, in the longer term, consumer spending could be the key to economic recovery.  And they shine a light on the potential investment opportunities that could emerge as our consumer economy continues to transform.


Candace Browning

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Head of BofA
Global Research


Robby Ohmes

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Managing director
and Senior U.S. Consumer Analyst
for BofA Global Research


Christopher M. Hyzy

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Chief Investment Officer
Merrill and Bank of America
Private Bank

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