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Published on November 13th, 2020 | by The GC Team

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Where there’s muck there’s brass

Manufacturer of food waste disposers InSinkErator® has recorded “significant double-digit growth” over the past four months and “record” volume sales month-on-month for its range of food waste disposers due to the Covid-19 pandemic and restrictions.

The boost in sales is not too surprising as many of our industry’s retail outlets experienced considerable growth after the first lockdown.

In October, buying group CIH reported that its retail members emerged from the restrictions in “really good shape” with post-COVID lockdown sales significantly ahead of the same period last year. June sales were up 25% on the same month in 2019, during which time (15th June) the reopening of non-essential stores took place. July sales were up 69%, August up 50%, and September sales rose by 66%.

According to retail pundits, sales growth after the first lockdown was due mainly to pent up demand. InSinkErator®, however, has put the increase in sales of its food waste disposers down to households looking to increase hygiene in the kitchen.

“What’s more,” the business said, “several food waste collections were postponed throughout the UK at the height of the lockdown to reduce the pressure on local council resources. This, coupled with the warmer weather, resulted in unpleasant food waste smells that can attract unwanted insects and pests.”

Food waste disposers allow food waste to be dealt with immediately, hygienically and in a sustainable manner.

Kevin Carr, UK Sales Director at InSinkErator®, said consumers have been approaching retailers to find additional means to improve and increase hygiene in the kitchen because of the pandemic.

“We predict this trend will continue as we navigate the ‘new normal’,” he added.

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