The COVID-19 pandemic has turned the world on its head in the last 18 months or so and caused widespread disruption across many different industries. Many businesses have closed in this time, and others have struggled mightily, but this has not been the same for every sector, and there are actually a handful of sectors that have been thriving during the pandemic. The pandemic has changed a lot about life and created new opportunities for some businesses. With this in mind, read on for a few sectors that have been thriving during the pandemic and could continue to find high levels of success even as life starts to return to (some kind of) normality.
The most obvious sector that has been thriving has been ecommerce. Ecommerce was going through constant growth even before COVID-19 Pandemic, but the growth has been meteoric during the pandemic, with more people shopping online and buying products online that they would previously buy in-store.
2. Health & Fitness
The pandemic has changed the way in which people have been able to exercise, plus many have turned to fitness both as a way to improve their health and ability to fight off COVID-19 and for their mental health during a challenging time. Consequently, home fitness equipment, health and fitness apps, supplements, online classes, and virtual PTs have all thrived during this time.
3. Fresh Beer Delivery
With pubs closed for a lot of the pandemic, people have been socializing more at home, and many have been drinking more which is understandable. However, drinking beer out of a can or bottle is not the same as draught, so it is no surprise that people enjoy draught beer at home with delivery services that allow people to bring the pub to their home.
With people spending much more time at home than normal, people have been trying to keep themselves entertained, which has seen a sharp rise in the entertainment sector. Film and TV streaming services, music streaming services, and video games have all benefited from people spending more time at home than normal and have been critical in keeping people entertained during what has been a challenging period for all.
Tech is always thriving, but it has been critical to maintaining some kind of normality during COVID-19 Pandemic, and it is hard to imagine what life would have been like if the pandemic happened even only 10 years ago. People working and studying remotely, contactless technologies, 5G, Telehealth, and robotics are just a few technologies that have been pivotal in this time and have thrived during the pandemic.
While the pandemic has caused significant disruption that will be felt for some time across many sectors, there are also those that have thrived during this time. The world is a very different place from how it was 18 months ago, and the above are a few of the sectors that have managed to achieve new levels of success due to these changes.