Sainsbury's coronavirus panic buying

Coronavirus demand surge supercharges grocery industry growth

The UK grocery industry experienced its strongest four-week period on record in March, with overall industry growth of more than 20% and the sales increase of established players rivalling that of the discounters

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Easing of buying restrictions points to much needed respite

The industry needs to be able to move on from dealing with panic buying

Tesco online order

Tesco announces massive increase to online delivery slots

Last week Tesco announced it was limiting online orders to 80 items in order to be able to make more deliveries

Freshways milk

Freshways signs Morrisons milk supply deal

The processor, a big player in foodservice, has been hit hard by the coronavirus crisis 

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Co-op invests £3m in Covid-19 safety measures in stores

The retailer will install thousands of protective Perspex screens and provide more gloves and hand sanitiser for its frontline staff

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Central England Co-op links with Lichfield council to distribute essentials to vulnerable

Lichfield District Council will identify vulnerable community members to pass on to the co-op

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City snapshot: Grocery sales surge to decade-long high amid coronavirus lockdown

Grocery sales have surged to the highest level in more than a decade amid the UK coronavirus lockdown, with industry growth at more than 20% in the past four weeks. Plus, Nichols warns of coronavirus impact, WH Smith and Sainsbury’s team up for NHS stores, Imperial Brands and BAT raise cash and all the rest of the latest news from the City.

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Give thanks to our remarkable food industry workers

The food industry is full of exceptional people doing exceptional work in these difficult times, says Eagle Eye’s Tim Mason

Morrisons bws booze aisle shopper wine

Coronavirus: crisis drives £160m additional spend on supermarket booze

Off-trade alcohol sales hit £356.5m over the week to 21 March, rising from £252.5m the prior week


Morrisons to extend production to help support food banks during coronavirus crisis

 Morrisons said food banks were a critical source of food for the most vulnerable in our communities but warned donations had dried up rapidly

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GPI finds food inflation continues to edge upwards

Supermarket inflation moved back to its second-highest level since mid-2018 in February as prices continue to move upwards.