Grocery sales slump as surging inflation leaves consumers ‘struggling’

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Take-home food sales slumped in a month where inflation hit levels not seen since 2009, leaving millions of customers ‘struggling’ to make ends meet.

Food sales slumped 4.4% in the 12 weeks to May 15 as surging inflation left customers “feeling the pinch at supermarket tills”, according to the latest grocery market share data from Kantar. 

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