Shoppers have become more comfortable buying groceries and other items in-store and visits to larger supermarkets rose at least 10% from May to June
UK consumers have become increasingly comfortable with buying groceries and other items in-store after retailers reopened shops this week, numbers has shown.
Lots of consumers felt comfortable buying groceries in store between the first two weeks of June.
For non groceries, the figure also showing increasing numbers.
“Coronavirus is fundamentally changing our experience of shopping. Consumers and retailers are adapting to this new normal; the public are making their own judgements about how to stay safe and retailers have made significant investment in safety measures in stores
“This has helped more and more people feel comfortable to go out and visit their local high street. Ultimately the future of thousands of shops and millions of jobs depend on the public’s decision to go out and support shops across the country,”
“Retailers have spent millions of pounds making stores safe for customers and it is essential that the initial burst of enthusiasm seen on the high streets this week continues in the months ahead.
“It will continue to be a difficult time for retail, but with the support of the public and government, the UK’s largest private sector employer will continue to play a vital part in all our lives.”