Turkey has about six months' supply of food and beverages to last through the COVID-19 pandemic, an industry representative said. Consumption has increased overall, and customers have started making pleasure purchases of beverages and snacks.
Eren Topuz writes: COVID-19 has resulted in a great deal of social distancing and efforts for meeting basic needs at home to the greatest extent possible. To that end, many Istanbulites have turned to baking their own bread at home. According to Istanbul Baker's Chamber, bread sales at bakeries and markets have declined by 35 percent since the outbreak reached Turkey.