Online food shopping
Whether a result of self-isolation, long queues outside of supermarkets, or simply convenience, many people have been doing their food shopping online during the pandemic. Whilst some shoppers may already have taken advantage of online services in the past, for others it was a first-time occurrence that no doubt became a habit during lockdown.
For independent retailers, these online services, whether click-and-collect or home delivery, have been vital lifelines, and as footfall in shops dwindled, online sales skyrocketed as fewer customers left their homes to visit stores in person.
Whilst lockdown in the UK is slowly being lifted, social distancing measures are still in place, meaning many Brits are likely to continue logging into online shops to fill up their carts. What’s more, with many small retailers having introduced online services during the pandemic,…