Aug 20, 2020

'Three quarters of UK does grocery shopping online'

More than three quarters of people in the UK now do at least some online grocery shopping, according to supermarket chain Waitrose. Waitrose polled 2,000 people across the UK and found that 77% now do at least some of their grocery shopping online, compared with 61% the year before. The biggest shift towards online supermarket shopping was in the over-55 age group, where regular online shopping nearly trebled. According to Waitrose, online shopping was becoming more common before the crisis began, but the pandemic had accelerated the trend. Retailers have said before that the pandemic could make the switch to online shopping permanent.

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