May 8, 2020

Tequila and bedsheets: Five popular lockdown buys

According to Waitrose, sales of tequila increased by more than 175% between 24 March and the end of April. Elaine Hindal, chief executive of the charity Drinkaware, previously said that the rise in alcohol sales under lockdown "Isn't surprising", but cited concerns. As the coronavirus lockdown has meant much of Britain is now working from home, people are now spending more on looking "Camera ready", the report suggests. Since lockdown measures were introduced, it's also seen luxury bedding sales more than double. Retailer John Lewis also a huge increase in sales of elastic, which was attributed to people making their own face masks.

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