Sauces, Soup Mixes and Spice Sales Spike As We Spend More Time in Kitchen

The kitchen is the place to be, according to new data from Woolworths.

The supermarket retailer has released sales stats reported by 10 daily from the last nine weeks and it shows that Australians have been getting experimental in iso.

The sale of spices has risen dramatically, with a 120% increase in ground ginger and turmeric while cardamom, saffron and dried sesame seeds have doubled in sales.

Spicy food is the collective favourite, with hot chilli sauce up by 40%. Meanwhile, roasted pepper sales are up by 65% and capers by 35%.

Gut health must also be a top priority for Aussies with a 76% increase in sauerkraut sales around the country.

The cooler weather that has settled around the country has also delivered a 200% increase on soup mix packets.

Woolworths released the sales data after announcing that it would be phasing out its Community Hour and that sales had basically returned to pre-panic buying levels.

In response to this, many of the limits on products like rice, pasta, cleaning products, eggs and sugar have now been lifted at Woolies, according to 9 News. Despite the return to some normalcy within the supermarket, social distancing and hygiene are still at the top of mind for Woolworths.

“At the moment, we don’t foresee the need for any significant new social distancing or hygiene initiatives, but we do continue to fine tune and adapt what we already have,” Woolworths Group CEO, Brad Banducci, said.

“To help with customer flow and social distancing in some of our smaller stores, we’re introducing one-way aisles, which you’ll start to see in many Metro branded stores from this week.”

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