Grocery sales rise as consumers shift spend to at-home options

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Food retail sales have climbed as shoppers eat and drink more at home rather than going out as the effects of the Covid pandemic continue to play out.

The end of the government’s Eat Out to Help Out scheme designed to boost hospitality industry sales contributed to a 9.4% increase in grocery sales in the 12 weeks to October 4, market monitor Kantar reported. In the final four weeks of the period the rise was 10.6%.

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