April 16, 2021 at 04:00PM

Rite Aid experienced an unusually soft cold and flu season due to increased consumer self-care and fewer elective procedures. In dining, restaurants are using their brands to sell packaged goods amid the pandemic. And in the economy, stimulus checks lifted March retail sales by a better-than-expected percentage. All this, Today in Data.

Data:

2015: The year that Rite Aid purchased pharmacy benefits and services company Elixir.

$620B: Approximate amount spent on consumer purchases in March 2021.

54%: Share of consumers who are cooking and baking more during the pandemic.

9.8%: Increase in advance monthly sales for March 2021.

$5.92B: Rite Aid’s revenues for the 13-week period that ended Feb. 27, 2021.

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