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UK Shoppers 'Stocked Up' On Alcohol, Frozen Foods During Winter Storms, Study Finds

Published on Apr 9 2018 10:29 AM in Retail tagged: Trending Posts / UK / Nielsen / British Retail Consortium / Paywall / Winter Storms

UK Shoppers 'Stocked Up' On Alcohol, Frozen Foods During Winter Storms, Study Finds

British shoppers, affected by the Siberian-like weather that hit the country in late February/early March, visited stores less often during the winter storms, but spent more when they got there, particularly on alcohol and frozen products.

According to Nielsen data for the four weeks to 24 March, the amount of items UK shoppers bought during the period rose by 0.4% year-on-year, which is the second-highest increase since 2016 (excluding seasonally-affected periods).

If inflation is included, shoppers spent 3.3% more on groceries compared to the same period last year, or 2.6% more if the discounters are excluded.

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