Higher Gas Prices Fuel Changes in Shopping Behavior

U.S. consumers are compensating for rising gas prices by reducing their spending (63%), combining shopping trips (78%), eating out less (52%) and staying home more often (51%), according to Nielsen Co. research.

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. — U.S. consumers are compensating for rising gas prices by reducing their spending (63%), combining shopping trips (78%), eating out less (52%) and staying home more often (51%), according to Nielsen Co. research.

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