DIY shops more popular as people try to keep busy at home

DIY projects while on lockdown - Corona Virus

During the Corona Virus lockdown, lots of people are finding ways to keep themselves entertained and coming up with activities to make self-isolation a bit more interesting. Online stores are doing "extremely well" due to coronavirus restrictions keeping people at home. Online supermarkets are obviously flourishing and DIY stores are also seeing double-digit sales increases. 

Thousand of people in the US have turned to improve their home while maintaining social distancing. Many unfinished household projects are getting done with a bit of do-it-yourself!

While the DIY centres in the UK are open at the moment and currently very busy. Countries like Spain are on a complete shutdown with all their stores closed (except for food stores and chemists).

Many traders are stocking-up on essential materials so they can continue to work during these trying times. Project managers have advised and are operating a ‘one-trade-at-a-time’ implementation on smaller building projects. As a precautionary measure to prevent the virus from spreading.

Whilst many high-street stores are facing an uncertain future. Many online stores are trying to hire more workers. Job listings in Amazon’s logistics and operations unit have more than tripled this month.

 

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