Britons made 80m extra grocery shops in less than a month

Between 24 February and 21 March, UK shoppers spent an extra £2bn on food and drink

Britons made nearly 80m extra grocery shopping trips in March – spending almost £2bn more on food and drink than in 2019 – as they rushed to stockpile amid fears about coronavirus.

Data published on Tuesday by market analysts Nielsen shows that UK supermarket takings surged 20.5% during the key four-week period from 24 February to 21 March.

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