British supermarket sales surpass busy Christmas period

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Many supermarkets have struggled to keep shelves filled as the UK stocks up for a period in isolation.
Many supermarkets have struggled to keep shelves filled as the UK stocks up for a period in isolation.

Sales at British supermarkets in March 2020 beat all previous records as shoppers stocked up for a long period at home amid the coronavirus crisis, according to consumer analysts Kantar.

The busiest spell was between March 16-19th, when 88% of households visited a supermarket. This meant that these households made up to 42 million extra trips across those four days.

In the last four weeks, year-on-year supermarket sales grew by 20.6%.

Overall, there has been more than £10.8bn in sales in the past four weeks – higher than throughout December 2019.

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