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Northern Ireland Covid lockdown booze spending tops £77m

Wine also flies off shelves to drive big increase in home drinking

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Alcohol: Beer and wine sales from non-pub sources are up significantly

Alcohol: Beer and wine sales from non-pub sources are up significantly

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Alcohol: Beer and wine sales from non-pub sources are up significantly

Drinkers kept out of their locals by lockdown drove a 70% jump in shop sales of lager and beer to £29.5m, the Belfast Telegraph can reveal.

Compared to 2019, drinkers spent an extra £18.5m on beer and lager, wine, and cider over the three months to December 1, a grocery market report by Kantar said.

The total spend hit £77.5m - up from £59m.


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