Butchers on bikes and veg by van: How coronavirus has made us shop like our grandparents – and taken local outlets back to the future

Independent grocers, bakers, fishmongers and brewers have adapted to crisis by going mobile for first time in decades – and, for many, doorstep trade is booming

Colin Drury
Sunday 26 April 2020 17:08 BST
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Kathy Sirl of The Naked Pantry in New Milton
Kathy Sirl of The Naked Pantry in New Milton (Kathy Sirl)

It is a pandemic that has spread misery across the world, brought economies to their knees and entrapped millions of people in their own homes.

The coronavirus has also, it seems, made many of us shop and eat like our grandparents.

While some customers continue to struggle with supermarket queues and futile attempts to get a delivery slot from the country’s biggest chains, thousands of Brits are reverting to more traditional means of buying food.

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