Sales of food ingredients jump in S. Korea as people cook at home during COVID-19 pandemic
Updated: 2020-05-21 10:00:54 KST
Sales of food ingredients used to cook at home have jumped in South Korea as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak.
The Korea Rural Economic Institute says sales during the third and last week of February rose 11 percent and almost 16 percent respectively.
It says people preferred to visit the supermarket and or a convenience store instead of going to a potentially crowded restaurant.
Online shopping for food ingredients at large supermarkets rose also jumped by over 6 percent to almost 17 percent.