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One million new customers drive record sales for Aldi

Aldi has announced record results for its last financial year. Sales in the UK and Ireland rose 16.4% to £10.2 billion in the year to December 31 2017 – a higher growth rate than the previous year (13.5%). The supermarket chain gained more market share than any other last year, …

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ProCook posts 124% growth in cast iron casserole sales

ProCook has reported ‘phenomenal growth’ for its cast iron cookware range, with sales of casseroles up 124% year-on year. The housewares chain attributes this performance to a ‘highly competitive price point alongside a wider trend towards cast iron cooking’. In response, the specialist retailer has added three colours to its …

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Waitrose shoppers seek warming foods in autumnal weather

Total sales excluding fuel were down 0.6% at Waitrose & Partners last week (to Saturday September 22) compared with the same week last year. The supermarket chain’s customer director Martin George said: “More autumnal weather conditions prompted customers to seek out warming foods, with fresh soups up 9% and root …

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Gift, Cook and Dine sales up 1.6% at John Lewis

Total sales at John Lewis & Partners were up 0.5% last week (to Saturday September 22) compared with the same week last year, when the department store group was price-matching a competitor’s promotion. John Lewis & Partners director of digital Sienne Veit said: “Warm weather at the beginning of the …

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Beers, BBQs and big screen TVs lift June sales

UK retail sales increased by 1.1% in June on a like-for-like basis from June 2017, when they had increased 1.2% from the preceding year, according to the British Retail Consortium (BRC)-KPMG monthly monitor. On a total basis, sales increased 2.3% in June, against an increase of 2% in June 2017. …

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Biggest ever sales week for John Lewis

John Lewis has reported that it achieved sales of £214.3 million last week (to Saturday November 25) – up 7.2% year-on-year. The department store group’s operations director Dino Rocos commented: “After a few weeks of challenging sales in the run-up to Black Friday, this was the biggest ever week – …

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Home sales slide 5% at John Lewis

Total sales at John Lewis for last week (to Saturday September 30) were £86.3 million: down 1.9% on last year. According to online trade director Mark Felix, Home sales were down 5.1%. However, he added, “the newly opened Christmas Villages performed strongly and Halloween products were up 24% on last …

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Gifts and Cook & Dine sales up 3.2% for John Lewis

Total sales for John Lewis last week (to Saturday September 23) were £87.3m – up 6.5% on last year – with both shops and online seeing growth. EHT (Electricals & Home Technology) buying director Johnathan Marsh said Home sales were up 0.6% for the week. “Gifts and Cook & Dine …

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August boost for homeware as high street sales hit two-year high

August was the UK high street’s best month for sales since September 2015, figures released last week by accountancy and business advisory firm BDO reveal. Overall like-for-like sales increased by 2% last month, making it the best August since 2013. BDO’s data shows that a marked rise in ‘staycations’ by …

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Waitrose shoppers opt for Autumnal fare

Sales excluding fuel rose by 0.6% per cent last week (to Saturday August 19) at Waitrose, as the cooler weather saw shoppers stocking up on typically autumnal items. The supermarket chain’s IT director Mike Sackman noted that “root vegetables were in demand, for example, as parsnip sales increased by 39%. …

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