Waitrose & Partners 'Keeps Its Head Above Water' With Christmas Performance, Says Analyst
Upmarket UK grocer Waitrose & Partners has managed to 'keep its head above water' despite a lack of significant festive promotional activity, retail analysts GlobalData have said.
The comments follow the publication of a trading update from parent John Lewis Partnership, which revealed that Waitrose & Partners saw gross sales up 0.2% in the seven weeks to 5 January, recording sales of £1.05 billion.
Sales for the division were up 0.3% on a like-for-like basis. Online sales rose by 12.8%.
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