The Today’s Group has reported confectionery as a big seller in its second quarter, with chocolate sales up 21% on the first quarter. Today’s Group managing director Rodney Hunt said general grocery sales were up by 8.5%, paper rose by 23%, household laundry by 9% and pet care by 11%.

Beers and lagers rose by 20% and wines and spirits increased by 39% and 10% respectively.