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SIF Folio: Is Sainsbury's a Super Stock in the making?

I recently heard a discussion on a radio phone-in show about the idea that windfall taxes should be levied on companies whose profits have been increased by the coronavirus pandemic. 

Inevitably, supermarkets were put forward as one potential target. The argument was that record sales during the lockdown period would be likely to result in record profits. Against this backdrop, supermarkets are benefiting from the 12-month business rates holiday that’s been granted to all retail, leisure and hospitality firms.

Perhaps conveniently, all three of the big supermarkets have said that the extra costs incurred handling the pandemic will roughly…






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