March 2020 was the biggest month of grocery sales ever recorded in the UK – up by more than a fifth year on year to £10.8bn, according to research house Kantar. And while data for April showed more muted growth – at just 5.5 per cent – sales were still £524m higher than in April 2019, as consumers settled into life under lockdown.
Strong financial track record
Diversification by geography and protein type
Resilient supply chain bolstered by good customer relationships
Shares making new highs
Risk of supply-chain issues during crisis
Potential reduction in red-meat intake over time