Sales of PPE in the UK overtake sandwiches with the masks and hand sanitiser industry now worth more than £8.7BILLION
- Mandatory mask-wearing has caused the booming PPE sector to grow at speed
- Manufacturer ViraxCare said the market had 'exploded' at 'blistering pace'
- High street footfall nosedived during lockdown as people worked from home
Rocketing sales of PPE have overtaken sandwiches during the pandemic to become an £8.7billion industry, analysis has revealed.
Mandatory mask-wearing has caused the booming PPE sector to surpass the beleaguered sandwich industry which was estimated at £8billion pre-crisis.
Manufacturers of PPE are among the few businesses to have thrived in recent months as coronavirus drove demand for face coverings and hand sanitiser.
ViraxCare, a manufacturer that carried out the analysis, says the sector has ballooned at breakneck speed.
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