Domino’s UK has reported an acceleration in delivery sales since the Government enforced closure of bars and restaurants.

In the last week, trading for the group has increased, with growth in delivery more than offsetting the lack of collection orders, which typically accounts for around 20% of sales.

In line with the Government advice, Dominos has taken a number of actions including moving to contact free delivery, stopping collection altogether, measures to protect its supply chain and distribution centres, and recruiting additional delivery drivers which – along with its store and supply chain employees – are considered key workers.

Although its performance remains strong, given the uncertain outlook it has suspended the final dividend payment of 5.56p that was announced as part of its full year results on 5 March 2020.

“We’ve been working closely with the wider industry and Government, and are keen to do all we can to support our customers and communities by safely delivering hot food to help people stay at home during this difficult time,” said David Wild, CEO.

“Domino’s is at its heart a delivered food business, and we’re working around the clock to keep our supply chain operational, our back-office colleagues working from home, and our stores making great tasting pizzas for our customers.”