Many people got frustrated trying to shop online in UK supermarkets. Due to the very high demand, buyers have found that some critical items are out of stock or that home deliveries are often booked weeks in advance. However, some have since found a perfect answer to their problems after contacting grocery wholesalers.
Wholesalers usually only deal with restaurants, grocery stores, and leisure attractions, but are now offering their products to individual buyers due to the dramatic drop in demand from their usual customers.
With large amounts of inventory in their warehouses in large quantities, there is no shortage of essential products such as toilet paper, pasta and flour that have often disappeared on supermarket shelves.
The prices offered by the wholesalers are also very cheap compared to those in the UK supermarkets.
As an added incentive for shoppers, it is possible to order all groceries online and have them delivered to your home or click and collect within 24 hours.
Sezer Ozkul, chief products officer at JJ Foodservice, said demand from regular shoppers has increased 400 percent since the lockdown.
He told the Daily Mail, “We were always open to the general public, but only five percent of our customers were households.
“Nobody really knew about us. We used to call ourselves the best kept secret. “
The decision to open their doors to the general public has proven to be a lifesaver for many wholesale companies.
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Tom Matthew, director of Dunsters Farm, told the Daily Mail that the lockdown initially led to a sharp drop in orders.
He explained, “We lost 95 percent of our business to schools, cafes, restaurants, and so on. That is why we had to move the business quickly to secure the future of our business and long-term job security for our 50-strong team.
“We are proud to say that this adjustment has resulted in all of our employees being retained.”
The Office of Budget Responsibility (OBR) warned that the UK is on the cusp of its deepest recession in 300 years, with the prospect of millions of workers losing their jobs if the coronavirus lockdown continues into the summer.
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The OBR predicted that the economy could shrink 35 percent in the second quarter, resulting in the loss of at least two million jobs.
This would have a devastating impact on communities across the UK.
The Chancellor stressed that the forecast was only “one possible scenario”, but admitted that he was “deeply concerned”.
He told journalists, “Even when I see these numbers, I am deeply concerned.
“It will be difficult. Our economy is going to take a major blow, and as I said, this is not an abstract thing.
“People will feel it in their work and in their household income.”
The economic success of COVID-19 was far greater than expected by the Treasury Department when they made their rescue plans.
These included tax breaks, government guaranteed loans of £ 350 billion and an obligation to pay 80 percent of workers’ wages up to a maximum of £ 2,500 per month.
However, the bailout is costing the Treasury more billions than predicted as more companies have closed their doors and laid off or laid off employees than hoped.
A three-month lockdown would increase borrowing by £ 218 billion to £ 273 billion this fiscal year, which is 14 percent of GDP.