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Tag: supermarkets

Tesco sales soar as customers turn to deliveries in pandemic | Business

Tesco sales soared during lockdown as shoppers switched to buying online, in local stores as well as returning to big weekly shops at the supermarkets. The UK’s biggest supermarket chain said sales at established stores rose 8.7% in the three months to 30 May, with sales of food increasing by 12%. However, clothing sales dived …

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Business is booming for supermarkets – they don’t need government handouts | George Turner | Opinion

The financial package put together by the Treasury is enormous and unprecedented, with the government setting aside an additional £250bn in contingency this year. Although the sudden switch to large-scale deficit spending has caused anxiety among some conservatives, so far the policies have enjoyed widespread support. However, government should not lose sight of the need …

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Long queues as Australian supermarkets limit customers to avoid overcrowding in lead up to Easter | Australia news

Long lines have formed outside supermarkets after Coles, Woolworths and IGA began limiting the number of customers inside stores in a bid to allow physical distancing and keep flattening the curve of Covid-19 infections during the Easter rush. The Thursday before Easter is traditionally one of the busiest days for supermarkets, as people stock up …

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UK supermarkets ease coronavirus shopping restrictions | Business

Several supermarkets have loosened purchasing restrictions designed to prevent stockpiling during the coronavirus outbreak, as Tesco announced it could handle an extra 120,000 online orders per week. Aldi, Morrisons and Waitrose relaxed their policies on Tuesday, while Lidl removed quantity controls on all groceries except toilet paper. In a letter to its customers, the Lidl …

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Supermarkets ready for a new week of rising to the virus’s challenge | Business

The wave of stockpiling triggered by the arrival of coronavirus on British shores means that many people will never take full supermarket shelves for granted again. And the week ahead will be another nail-biter for the country’s food retailers as they try to make good on their promise to “feed the nation”. On Saturday the …

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Government helps supermarkets target deliveries to vulnerable shoppers | Business

Supermarkets are being given access to a government database to help prioritise food deliveries for elderly and vulnerable shoppers who have been ordered to stay at home under the government’s coronavirus crackdown. With all the major grocers’ online delivery slots booked up weeks in advance, getting food to those self-isolating was top priority in a …

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British supermarkets draft in army of temps to ‘feed the nation’ | World news

Food retailers are drafting in an army of coronavirus temps to “feed the nation” as worried shoppers continue to panic-buy groceries. With millions of jobs at risk as whole sectors of the economy close down, besieged food stores, including Asda, Tesco, Co-op and Iceland, are creating thousands of temporary jobs in a bid to keep …

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UK supermarket restrictions: what you need to know | Business

Tesco Limits to shopping hours All stores closing at 10pm for restocking. Some larger stores with pharmacies will stay open later. Temporary closure of all fresh food counters except bakeries. Purchase restrictions Maximum of three of each item. Multi-buy promotions axed. Vulnerable customers Priority hour on Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning from 9am-10am (apart from …

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UK supermarkets take steps to prevent panic buying and shortages | World news

UK supermarkets are ramping up contingency plans to help tackle demand from shoppers for essential provisions, with more sections of the population – including vulnerable and elderly people – preparing for self-isolation during the coronavirus outbreak. The discounter Aldi has become the first supermarket to introduce across-the-board rationing, which means customers can buy no more …

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Supermarkets and banks offer early slots for older customers | World news

Some supermarkets and banks have decided to make special arrangements for elderly and vulnerable customers to gain exclusive early access to food and services, immediately after stores have been deep-cleaned and to avoid panic shopping, as part of the effort to keep the UK functioning smoothly during the coronavirus crisis. Iceland is arranging for stores …

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