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Snacking, managing Covid kilos and panic buying: Consumer trends of 2021

In the past few days, many Australians’ Christmas plans have been thoroughly disrupted in the past few days by another Coronavirus cluster outbreak, this one particularly impacting the Eastern Seaboard. Unsurprisingly, it will be a quieter festive season this year, with fewer people hosting or attending events, according to Illluminera’s recent study, Project Hearth, which focused on the changes in at-home consumption behaviour during the pandemic, such as baking and cooking. Fifty-five per