It’s been a busy month for grocery shoppers, with some brands struggling to sell on Amazon Prime and others struggling to keep up with demand.
In the UK, Tesco reported an 80 per cent drop in sales for the month of October.
The supermarket said its grocery pickup service, called Tesco Express, had been a huge hit for consumers.
The company said its sales in the UK rose 15 per cent to £14.3bn.
However, some shoppers may not have been able to afford to shop on Amazon.
The National Retail Federation said the price of a bottle of shampoo had dropped by 30 per cent, with average prices up 20 per cent.
Tesco’s share price dropped 5 per cent on the news.
Amazon, which launched its Prime Now service in October, said it had reached an agreement with the NFU to allow shoppers to make an unlimited one-off payment of up to £1.25 per order for the first year.
The NFU has warned consumers that they will be penalised if they exceed the £1,000 limit.
The federation also said that Amazon Prime customers will be charged extra fees for items they cannot get elsewhere.
Amazon has also announced that it will offer discounts to customers who sign up for its Prime program, including a free Amazon Echo Dot smart speaker, if they sign up by 31 October.
It’s also encouraging customers to order online and have the Prime account automatically activated.
The new deal will include a 15 per