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Shopping Local Increases in Lockdown

September 25, 2020 7:55 am

Sales at local grocery shops have risen throughout lockdown, with more consumers deciding to shop closer to home.

Like-for-like sales in food at one grocery chain increased by 8.8% in the six months to the end of July.
They also confirmed that 1.7 million new households had shopped at their stores for the first time during
the pandemic.

The increase in demand caused this grocery chain to recruit thousands of temporary workers to help meet
the demand. They are also aiming to recruit an additional 1,000 jobs as they open 50 new stores
before the end of this year.

The retail grocery sector now expects the competition in the local convenience market to “intensify” in
the coming months, with more and more households deciding to shop local rather than driving to
their larger supermarket equivalent.

With Covid-19 restrictions now being extended for a further 6 months, we are likely to see further changes in consumer shopping
habits. Many customers now feel an urge to shop locally and support their local businesses, with some also suggesting
they feel it is a safer way to do their grocery shopping.

Seven Refrigeration are market leaders in supplying portable cold storage to major supermarkets
throughout the UK. Our cold storage solutions are ideal for providing temporary temperature controlled storage to support increased operations
for small and large businesses alike.

We are cold storage specialists with vast knowledge in supplying and installing refrigerated containers.
Seven can supply 20ft or 40ft temperature controlled containers on a short or long term hire basis. Delivered
directly to your site to support your operation and increase your storage capacity. We can offer flexible hire
terms dependent on your requirements.

Call us to discuss your solution on 01473 261780 or email sales@sevenrefrigeration.co.uk

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