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After a month in lockdown, the UK appears to be upping its alcohol intake.

Sales of stout are up by 83% and cider are up 63%, with overall sales of alcohol rising by more than a third on this time last year.

Chart showing grocery sales
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We also appear to have turned in to a nation of homebakers.

Half of the 10 products seeing the biggest growth in the week to April 25 were related to baking.

Fresh dough and pastry sales were up by 110%, while sales of baking mixes were up 85%.

Herbs and spices sales were also up by more than 80%.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, sales of frozen and long lasting foods have also risen significantly, according to the figures from consultancy Neilsen.

Read more here about how the UK has changed under lockdown.