What was the year-on-year increase in retail turnover of supermarkets in March 2020?
In the second and third week of March 2020, Dutch supermarkets achieved higher turnover than in the same weeks one year previously. Supermarket turnover in the third week of March was down on the previous week, but still 25 percent higher than in the same week in 2019. The sharpest increase was seen in turnover of shelf-stable products, including canned goods, frozen vegetables, flour, rice and pasta, along with hand soap, toilet paper and pharmaceutical products.
What was the year-on-year increase in turnover of DIY retailers in March 2020?
In the third week of March 2020, shops selling DIY products realised over 50 percent more turnover than one year previously. Turnover was nearly 6 percent higher than in the week of Ascension Day last year, normally the week with the highest turnover.