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Brits turn to takeout during COVID-19 lockdown; potato industry benefits

Data from AHDB shows that Brits are buying more take-out than they did before lockdown, with latest figures showing a 2 percent rise in orders compared to March 2020, according to an article published by The Cattle Site.

After a fall in sales at the start of lockdown due to fewer collections and the closure of drive-thrus, the takeaway market has returned to growth for the first time in four months.

And according to Kantar, takeaway orders even exceeded the pre-COVID-19 high during the first two weeks of July, with consumers generally returning to their pre-lockdown eating habits.

This has been largely driven by collected and drive-thru orders, which account for most takeaways. However, Britain

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