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Coronavirus: Tesco tells people to visit stores to get food

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Tesco has mentioned that the majority food will nonetheless want to be bought in-store amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The grocery store large mentioned it wasn’t in a position to meet call for as extra consumers keep at house, in spite of the truth it has greater its on-line grocery buying groceries capability through greater than 20%.

It mentioned within the first weeks of the virus, there used to be “significant panic buying”, with gross sales up virtually a 3rd.

Tesco mentioned that had now subsided with food shares “returning to normal”.

“Between 85% and 90% of all food bought will require a visit to a store and here significant changes to the store environment have been implemented to maximise safety for colleagues and customers,” the store mentioned.

The chain mentioned it might proceed to attempt to “prioritise home delivery for the most vulnerable in society”.

The remark got here because the chain reported a pointy fall in pre-tax benefit for the yr to the tip of February, down virtually 19% to £1.3bn.

The chain mentioned it used to be additionally inconceivable to forecast gross sales for 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Tesco mentioned it had already skilled a “significant absence” of workforce amid the virus and had recruited greater than 45,000 new workforce during the last two weeks.

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