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Waitrose Posts 0.5% Increase In Sales Last Week

Published on Jun 14 2017 11:22 AM in Retail tagged: Gin / Waitrose / trade update

Waitrose Posts 0.5% Increase In Sales Last Week

UK retailer Waitrose has announced that its total sales last week, excluding fuel, were 0.5% higher than the same period last year.

The retailer attributed the marginal growth to ‘cooler weather influencing shopping compared to warmer temperatures a year ago’.

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Sales of cold weather foods experienced an increase last week. In particular, sales of soup grew by 23%, stocks and gravy by 18%, and meat accompaniments by 20%.

The company also saw a 7% rise in the number of people heading to Waitrose cafes for food and drink.

Waitrose posted a 23% rise in sales of spirits. Last week the retailer announced that its gin sales had overtaken other spirits. Its craft beer sales also grew by 11%.

© 2017 European Supermarket Magazine – your source for the latest retail news. Article by Aidan O’Sullivan. Click subscribe to sign up to ESM: The European Supermarket Magazine.

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