Virus rush pours £10.8b into UK supermarkets - News Summed Up

Virus rush pours £10.8b into UK supermarkets


Panic buying in London where coronavirus infections are soaring. Previous NextBritish supermarkets had their busiest month in history as demand soared from people preparing to stay at home to avoid the new coronavirus. As Britain prepared for a lockdown, images of supermarket shelves stripped of essentials like pasta and toilet paper circulated on social media, prompting British supermarkets to take out newspaper ads urging people not to panic buy. Grocery sales totaled £10.8 billion (US$13.3 billion) over the past four weeks, surpassing the level seen during the busy Christmas season, Kantar said. The average household bought the equivalent of five extra days of groceries, it found.-Photos: Standard.co.uk


Source: The Standard March 31, 2020 10:41 UTC



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