Shoppers Resume Stockpiling As UK Govt Extends Lockdown, Study Finds

By: Gyarmati Orsolya Date: 2020. 04. 22. 08:10

Shoppers in the UK resorted to a second wave of stockpiling in the week ended 19 April after the government extended the lockdown, according to latest data from Edge by Ascential.

The period witnessed shelf-stable items such as tinned pasta, rice, and dry pasta going out of stock at UK supermarkets.

The top three most unavailable products were toilet paper, kitchen roll, and face tissues across UK supermarkets, data showed.

Ocado, Sainsbury’s, Tesco and Waitrose witnessed increasing levels of out of stock products by an average

of 3.2% in the week ended 19 April, analysts at Edge by Ascential observed.



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