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Waitrose shoppers get into the Christmas spirit

Total sales excluding fuel were down 1.3% at Waitrose & Partners last week (to Saturday November 23) compared with the same week last year. The supermarket group’s supply chain director Wim Van Aalst said: “Customers are already entering into the Christmas spirit and preparing for lots of feasting with Christmas …

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Christmas ‘kicks into full swing’ at Waitrose

Total sales excluding fuel at Waitrose & Partners were up 2.6% last week (to Saturday November 16) compared with the same week last year. The supermarket chain’s finance director Ross Avery said: “Last week we launched our joint Christmas advert – Excitable Edgar – with [sister company] John Lewis with …

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John Lewis customers cosy up for Christmas

Total sales at John Lewis & Partners were down 3.4% last week (to Saturday November 16) on the same week last year, but according to the department store group’s operations director Bérangère Michel: “Following the launch of the joint John Lewis & Partners and Waitrose & Partners Christmas advert [which …

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Sales of small electricals up at John Lewis

Total sales at John Lewis & Partners were down 2.3% last week (to Saturday November 9) on the same week last year – but customers enjoyed shopping promotions across lighting, fashion and beauty, according to the department store group’s shop trade director Maggie Porteous. She said: “Fashion sales were up …

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Waitrose shoppers crave comfort food

Total sales excluding fuel at Waitrose & Partners were down 0.5% last week (to Saturday November 9) compared with the same week last year. The supermarket chain’s personnel director Jo Walmsley said: “Last week saw a sharp rise in demand for comfort food as temperatures lowered. “Gravy and stock were …

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Wet weather impacts weekly sales at Waitrose

Total sales for Waitrose & Partners excluding fuel were down 4.2% last week (to Saturday November 2) compared with the same week last year. The supermarket chain’s commercial director Rupert Thomas commented: “Last week’s wet weather impacted sales, as well as promotional activity running on different weeks year-on-year. “Bacon butties …

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Home sales down 19.3% at John Lewis

Total sales at John Lewis & Partners were down 7.7% last week (to Saturday October 26) on the same week last year. According to the department store group’s director of digital Sienne Veit: “We were annualising against promotional activity and a Partnership card spend incentive. “Home sales were down 19.3%. …

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Christmas bakery sales up at Waitrose

Total sales excluding fuel were down 0.2% at Waitrose & Partners last week (to Saturday October 26) compared with the same week last year. “However, we still saw good sales growth in some categories,” said the supermarket chain’s customer director Martin George. “Supported by strong promotional activity, including our recently …

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Halloween products prove popular at Waitrose

Total sales excluding fuel were up 1.6% at Waitrose & Partners last week (to Saturday October 12) compared with the same week last year. The supermarket chain’s finance director Ross Avery said: “As the temperature drops, winter and comfort foods proved popular with sales of soups up 6% and ready …

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John Lewis shoppers get into the Christmas spirit

Total sales at John Lewis & Partners were up 11.9% last week (to Saturday October 12) on the same week last year. The department store group’s electricals & home technology buyer director Laurence Mitchell said: “Customers purchased new season items due to cooler weather and enjoyed shopping promotional events across …

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