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Alfresco dining on the menu for Waitrose shoppers

Total sales excluding fuel for Waitrose were up 5.9% last week (to Saturday May 5) year-on-year, driven by the sunshine and warmer temperatures enjoyed by much of the UK towards the end of the seven-day period. Barbecue meat sales were up by 40%, with meat counter sales seeing a 14% …

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BBQ season officially on the way as heatwave hits Britain

Last week’s mini-heatwave brought a boost to grocery retailers as shoppers stocked up on barbecue foods. Tesco BBQ meat range buyer Natalie Bastow said: “After months of rain this was the first real opportunity for Brits to get out into the garden and enjoy a barbecue with family and friends. …

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Hot weather boosts Waitrose alfresco dining sales

Total sales excluding fuel for Waitrose were up 3.3% last week (to Saturday July 8) on the year-ago period. The supermarket chain’s finance director Lorraine Woodhouse said warmer weather led to strong sales of ice cream which rose by 39%, quiche by 30% and halloumi by 48%. Party food sales …

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Alfresco dining boosts Waitrose sales

Total sales excluding fuel for Waitrose last week (to Saturday July 1) were 0.5% higher compared with the year-ago period. The supermarket chain’s property director Nigel Keen said mixed weather conditions didn’t seem to deter customers from buying foods more traditionally associated with al fresco dining. Quiche sales were up …

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