By Ilanit Hayut
The current wave of terrorist attacks has officially hit supermarket sales. Nielsen figures show that consumers bought 7 percent less food and groceries during the first two weeks of October as more Israelis choose to stay home because of the security situation.
Online sales,however, rose by double digits. But their jump did not suffice to make up for the overall gap from the drop in store sales. In that same period, online orders increased 30%.
The increase focused on several categories frequented by parents of young children and on perishable goods. For example, sales of baby formula jumped 151%.
The ongoing produce shortage, which was strongly felt during Succot, and the high prices of vegetables have also affected sales.
Sales of fruit and vegetable dropped (21%), as did cottage cheese (17.8) and bread (12.6%).
Other products that recorded a notable drop included dairy (6.5%), packaged salads (5.5%), oil and vinegar (6.2%) and fresh milk (5.5%).
Supermarkets that deliver in Beit Shemesh:
Supersol – 02-991-5219
Shop online and have it delivered to your home. This system allows you from the comfort of your home ,shop , pay and , have your food arrive at your home without leaving your home.
Super Hatzlacha- 02-991-4337
Shop what you need and have your food delivered to your home. If you live in a building that has lots of stairs, this is awesome. What’s great about this system? If you need or forgot an item last second, you can always throw it into your cart before you fill in your delivery information.