How Coronavirus Has Impacted Foot Traffic Across Industries

Two separate studies, by Foursquare and, deliver some numbers.

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Were people already hunkering down in the early stages of the coronavirus pandemic, or were they out and about getting shopping done while they could?

According to two reports—one from location technology platform Foursquare and the other from foot traffic analytics platform—the answer is a little of both.

Foursquare detailed foot traffic patterns at airports, bars, grocers, offices, restaurants and warehouse stores in four cities—Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and Seattle—and found that visits to warehouse stores such as Costco and Sam’s Club went up nearly 39% between the week ending Feb.



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