Bahrain: COVID-19 Spurs Demand for Personal Care Items

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Consumers in Bahrain continue to shift their purchasing behaviour towards personal care, hygiene and beauty products that promote health following the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

As consumers use online shopping to avoid going out, grocery stores have witnessed a sudden spurt in demand.

Just recently, guidelines have been issued by health authorities to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Barber shops and beauty salons in Bahrain were closed, as part of national efforts to combat the spread of the virus.

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As barber shops and salons stay closed in Bahrain, personal care items like hair trimmers, clippers, shavers etc. have been popular purchases amongst consumers. Many residents have resorted to “Do-It-Yourself (DIY)” hair cuts or entrusted the job to their family members staying at home.

“I bought a new hair trimmer and did it myself, but it didn’t look so good so I asked my brother to fix it”, a source told Gulf Insider.

While commercial stores resume their services tomorrow, there will still be a high demand for online purchases.

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