World Sunscreen and ice cream sales soar for heatwave

06:30  31 july  2022
06:30  31 july  2022 Source:   bbc.com

How the body responds to extreme temperatures, and what we can do to beat the potentially lethal impact

  How the body responds to extreme temperatures, and what we can do to beat the potentially lethal impact As Europe's record-breaking hot weather eases, the extent of its deadly toll is starting to surface. What can we do to protect ourselves in times of extreme heat and cold?Heatwaves are a subtle disaster. People are not washed away or caught in the flames.

Sunscreen and ice cream sales soared in the UK as families prepared for the record-breaking heatwave.

  Sunscreen and ice cream sales soar for heatwave © Getty Images

Sun care sales were up 66% and ice cream 14% in the four weeks to 10 July, research firm Kantar said.

It predicts millions of pounds of extra spending on fans, paddling pools and water bottles as UK temperatures hit record highs.

But grocery price rises are at a near-record 9.9%, and food bills are set to rise by £454 this year, Kantar said.

Households stocked up on summer essentials in those four weeks in June and July as the Met Office predicted extreme heat across much of the UK.

On Tuesday a temperature of 40.2C was recorded for the first time at London Heathrow - but some places are expected to reach up to 42C later.

Why you make ice cream smart

 Why you make ice cream smart the extra portion of ice © provided by home gourmet why you make ice cream smart hold you, we have very good news in our luggage! From now on you can feast and enjoy without guilty conscience. Maybe at a somewhat unusual time (before breakfast), but for real ice lovers it shouldn't be a problem, right? Video: Making ice cream yourself: Professional tips for the correct preparation (dpa) Because according to scientific studies, eating ice cream has an positive influence on our brain activity .

The last time the UK sweltered in a similar heatwave, July 2019, sales of fans, paddling pools and reusable water bottles shot up.

About £10.9m extra was spent during the hottest week on those three items alone.

"We expect to see similar if not even bigger numbers this time around," said Fraser McKevitt, head of retail and consumer insight at Kantar.

  • What is the UK's inflation rate and why is the cost of living going up?

But with price rises hitting their second fastest pace on record over those four weeks, people will be "feeling the pinch during our first restriction-free summer since 2019", Mr McKevitt said.

Video: Ice cream, fountains and pools keep Americans cool in heatwave (Reuters)

Typical summer barbecue staples of burgers, halloumi and coleslaw cost 13%, 17% and 14% more than they did this time last year.

Refrigerator cake with blackberries

 Refrigerator cake with blackberries © provided by Sevocooks Quick Info: Flexitarian 291 KCAL advanced 360 minutes This cake is a real summer dream. Without baking, with a cool layer of cream and a fruity, sweet black bite effusion, it is the ideal cast for the summer cake buffet.

"Buying enough for a typical family barbecue, shoppers will have to put aside £9.94 rather than the £9.01 they spent last year," he said.

Own brands

As food prices soar, the Kantar analysis suggested that people are increasingly turning away from branded products and towards own-label items. Sainsbury's said in July its customers were switching to own-brand products and cutting back on non-essential spending.

"It's a complex picture and the grocers are busy negotiating with their suppliers to mitigate impact at the tills as far as possible," Mr McKevitt said.

Tesco recently had a public spat with supplier Kraft Heinz, which meant products such as its beans disappeared from Tesco's shelves for a while. It's also in dispute with food giant Mars over the price of its Whiskas cat food.

People also increasingly shopped at the German discounters Aldi and Lidl in those four weeks, with Morrisons and Waitrose especially losing market share.

Summer recipe: Aperol spray ice cream on stem

 Summer recipe: Aperol spray ice cream on stem summer time is aperol spray time. And our favorite summer drink from Bella Italia is now available as an ice cream on the stem. We need to try this! © ISTOCKPHOTO Summer recipe: Aperol spray ice cream on the stem iStockphoto The temperatures rise, the sun burns on the skin and all people are pulling outside. It is summer! So high time for a round aperol spray with friends. For a change, we do without the glass. We give the ultimate summer drink a special twist - and a new state of aggregation.

Aldi is continuing to gain ground, and got closer to overtaking Morrisons as the fourth biggest UK supermarket chain.

Supply chain issues

Food prices are rising rapidly as energy and fuel costs continue to jump.

Over the four weeks to 10 July grocery prices rose at 9.9%, the fastest pace since 2008, the analyst firm said.

That means an item that cost £10 in the same period last year would have gone up to £10.99.

Kantar expects that pace to get even faster over the coming weeks, hitting a record high as supply chain issues continue to drive up costs.

In June, official figures showed inflation rising at its fastest rate for 40 years as energy and fuel prices continued to soar.

Energy prices were already rising as economies started to recover from the coronavirus pandemic, but the war in Ukraine has helped push fuel costs to record highs.

Russia's war in Ukraine has also severely restricted wheat and maize supplies, which are used to make bread and cereals, from two of the world's biggest exporters, helping to push up food costs. Fertilizer costs have also shot up.

The pace of price rises is outstripping how fast wages are going up, and people are tightening their belts.

These types of ice cream from Häagen-Dazs call the manufacturer back .
Hamburg. The manufacturer of Häagen-Dazs called back several types of ice cream in July. The reason: possible residues of a carcinogenic fabric. Now the US company is calling for further types of ice cream. Which products are affected. © Sven Hoppe The manufacturer General Mills now had to recall other Häagen-Daz's types of ice cream. The manufacturer General Mills had called back products from Häagen-Dazs with the flavor "Vanilla" in July.

usr: 0
This is interesting!