The coronavirus pandemic has changed what people buy and how they buy dramatically. Nearly two dozen retailers have declared bankruptcy since the middle of March when the Covid-19 quarantines began. The last time we saw this volume of retail bankruptcies was in 2010 during the Great Recession.

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Not all retailers suffered, however. Those focused on home goods did well. That includes mass merchants like Walmart, Target and Costco, as well as home goods providers with strong e-commerce strategies, including Wayfair, Overstock and At Home.

And some sectors of the consumer landscape are thriving under the new conditions. In our November/December cover story, Mergers & Acquisitions identifies and explores five consumer sectors that are receiving strong interest from strategic buyers and private equity firms: exercise equipment, cleaning products, food delivery, pets and mobile homes.

For more, see Mergers & Acquisitions’ series on The New Consumer:

The New Consumer: Deals Thrive in 5 Key Sectors, as Covid Changes the Way We Live Now

The New Consumer: What’s for Dinner?

The New Consumer: Happiness is a Warm Puppy

The New Consumer: Comfort on the Move