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Lakewood’s Division of Aging restarting grocery shopping transportation trips for seniors

LAKEWOOD, Ohio — More than seven months after the pandemic forced Lakewood’s Division of Aging to cease transportation of seniors to the store, the city is restarting the program on Oct. 20.

“We’re starting with offering transportation on Tuesdays and Wednesdays,” Lakewood Department of Human Services Director Toni Gelsomino said. “We’re already filled for the first two weeks.

“If it looks like we have a need, we’ll add a third (day). We’re kind of finishing up the survey to get an idea of how many people actually need this.”

Offered in the morning and afternoon two days per week with a maximum of four people on each bus, grocery shopping transportation will follow strict social-distancing guidelines with all occupants required to wear masks.

Hand sanitizer will be available on each vehicle for personal use. Drivers will assist passengers with minimal contact. Also, all bus surfaces will be cleaned before and

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How COVID-19 has changed grocery shopping: Buying more, fewer trips and more online ordering

Laura Rowe has set foot in a grocery store twice since March.

The Hampden Township mother of three children recently settled back into a weekly shopping routine after months of relying on Instacart delivery and curbside pickup at Weis Markets. It’s easier now that two of her children are back in school.

“We’ve been stuck at home with the kids and trying to limit our exposure,” Rowe said. “There were a lot of unknowns. We were trying to stay safe and keep everyone at home.”

A lot has changed since the early days of the coronavirus pandemic when shoppers rushed to supermarkets to stock up on toilet paper, wipes and hand sanitizer. Others, cautious about venturing out, turned to online searches for curbside pickup and delivery options.

For the first time in decades, Americans were spending more on groceries as dining habits shifted away from eating out at restaurants, sports

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Numerator OmniPanel Reaches 1 Billion Shopping Trips

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CHICAGO, Oct. 5, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Numerator, a data and tech company serving the market research industry, has captured its one billionth receipt, each representing a verified shopping occasion. Numerator captures receipts through its award-winning Receipt Hog app to track consumer purchasing behavior for major brands and retailers and is the only consumer insights panel providing a complete omnichannel view. The milestone was achieved in just six years.

Launched in 2014, Numerator’s OmniPanel was designed to solve a fundamental market need: provide better insight into how consumers behave regardless of where they shop, both in-store and online. Numerator also provides unique visibility into private label and direct-to-consumer brands, enabling emerging brands to be understood for the first time.

Early customers, including Anheuser-Busch, The Clorox Company, Colgate-Palmolive, General Mills and Red

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