By Michael Browne

Source: Supermarket News

As vaccinations rise, masks come off and the country continues to open up more broadly, Americans are looking ahead to summer barbecues and get-togethers with friends and extended family, according to a late-April 2021 survey of nearly 1,000 U.S. grocery shoppers by Advantage Sales.

Health concerns and social distancing measures during the height of the panemic derailed group gatherings last year, the study noted: Fully half of grocery shoppers surveyed did not host a single summer barbecue or get-together with anyone outside their immediate families between mid-May and mid-September last year, about one-seventh hosted just one

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