Grocery chain the Co-op saw sales rise in the first half of the year as customers shopped closer to home and ate out less during the pandemic.
Like-for-like sales in food, which strip out the effect of new shops opening, increased by 8.8% in the six months to 24 July.
Its boss said: “We are living in unprecedented times, but the response of our Co-op has been exceptional.”
Co-op expects coronavirus-related costs to hit £97m for the full year.
BBC News – Business
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