Dixons Carphone have seen online sales surge by more than seventy percent as Britons are rushing to buy various electronics such as laptops, gaming consoles and even fridges and freezers in a bid to cope with the additional amount of food that they’re buying amid the Covid-19 outbreak.

“There will be some recovery through online operations but overall the loss of sales will adversely impact our full-year profitability and cash position,” it said.

The outlook for retailers across the UK appears bleak at this time, especially outside the supermarket sector. Food retailers have seen a temporary surge in demand as Britons stockpiled supplies in case they are trapped at home by illness or growing restrictions on movement..

The outlook for retailers across the UK appears bleak at this time, especially outside the supermarket sector. Food retailers have seen a temporary surge in demand as Britons stockpiled supplies in case they are trapped at home by illness or growing restrictions on movement.