Sales of cooking sauces increase as Brits cook more at home

Demand for wine and cooking sauces has soared during lockdown, according to new sales data released by Premier Foods (maker of foods including Mr Kipling cakes and Lloyd Grosman cooking sauces) and Naked Wines. The online wine-seller said revenue surged 81% in April and May after many shops closed on 23rd March. Meanwhile Premier Foods said demand for its pre-made pasta sauces, Bisto and Oxo gravies, and Sharwoods curry condiments had soared.

“One of the most prevalent trends we have seen during the lockdown is that Britain has got cooking again, with particularly high levels of demand for items relating to meal preparation, including cooking sauces, gravy and baking ingredients,” chief executive Alex Whitehouse said.


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