Apr 28, 2020

Coronavirus: One big weekly shop back in fashion, says Tesco

People have reverted back to shopping the way they did a decade ago by making one big weekly trip to the supermarket, according to the boss of Tesco. Mr Lewis added Tesco has now broken through the one million online delivery slots a week for the first time. Tesco has achieved an increase in online capacity of 103% in the space of a few weeks, growth which would normally take years to achieve. "People are shopping once a week, a little like they did 10 or 15 years ago, rather than two, three or four times a week that was happening before the crisis." He added that during the surge in panic buying - when customers stripped supermarket shelves of goods like liquid soap, toilet roll and pasta - Tesco "Had seen seven weeks of sales going in one or two days". Mr Lewis said the company, the UK's biggest private sector employer with more than 300,000 workers, is now in the process of welcoming back staff who have been away while those temporary hires leave.

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