9 Comfort Buys That Have Been Popular Amid the Pandemic

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First it was toilet paper and hand sanitizer. Then it was baking supplies and hair dye.

The pandemic lifestyle is upending shopping trends, lifting grocery prices and surprising even manufacturers and retailers.

Americans apparently have moved on from essentials to a comfort phase of pandemic spending. Many things enjoying an uptick in sales recently seem to be things that are designed to make us feel better and fill our time at home.

Here’s a look at several categories whose sales have soared during the coronavirus pandemic.

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