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Easter comes early at Waitrose

Total sales excluding fuel were down by 0.5% at Waitrose & Partners last week (to Saturday March 16) compared with the same period in 2018, when the run-up to Easter – which fell earlier last year – had already started. The supermarket chain’s personnel director Jo Walmsley commented: “With Spring …

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Mother’s Day and Easter timings affect John Lewis trading

Total sales for John Lewis & Partners were down 8.8% last week (to Saturday March 9) on the same week last year. The department store group’s director of shop trade Maggie Porteous said the results were impacted by the later falls of Mother’s Day and Easter this year. She commented: …

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Weekly sales down 8.8% for Waitrose

Total sales excluding fuel for Waitrose & Partners were down 8.8% last week (to Saturday March 9). The supermarket chain’s commercial director Rupert Thomas said: “Sales were distorted by challenging comparisons against the same week last year, when sales were higher due to Britain recovering from the ‘Beast from the …

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Mother’s Day gifting sales up 22% at John Lewis

Total sales for John Lewis & Partners were up 11.4% last week (to Saturday March 2) compared with the same period last year. The department store group’s operations director Berangere Michel said: “We saw positive sales across all categories, driven by the warmer weather, price-matching competitors through our ‘Never Knowingly …

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Easter buns selling like hot cakes at Waitrose

Sales of hot cross buns are up 40% at Waitrose & Partners compared with the same period in 2018, as shoppers enjoy the supermarket chain’s wide range of flavour combinations for the seasonal treat. In addition, searches for ‘hot cross buns’ on www.Waitrose.com are up over 11%. This year, the …

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Highest February sales of outdoor furniture for John Lewis

Total sales for John Lewis & Partners were down 4.8% last week (to Saturday February 23) on the same week last year. The department store group’s director of shop trade Maggie Porteous said: “Home sales were down 9.5% due to discounting and competitors’ half term offers. But last week saw …

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Record week for Valentine’s Day products at John Lewis

Total sales for John Lewis & Partners were down 3.4% last week (to Saturday February 16) on the same week last year. The department store group’s trade director Simon Coble said: “Home sales were down 7.6%. However, we had a record week for Valentine’s Day products with sales up 27% …

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Waitrose shoppers prepare for Easter

Total sales excluding fuel for Waitrose & Partners were up 1% last week (to Saturday February 16) compared with the same week last year. The supermarket chain’s finance director Ross Avery said: “Love was in the air last week as shoppers looked to treat their loved ones, with sales of Valentine’s …

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Marie Kondo effect still strong at John Lewis

Total sales for John Lewis & Partners were down 3.2% last week (to Saturday February 9) on the same week last year. The department store group’s fashion buying director Christine Kasoulis said: “Home sales were down 4.0%. The ‘Marie Kondo’ effect continues to increase sales of storage products which were …

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Waitrose shoppers celebrate Chinese New Year – and get set for Valentine’s Day

Total sales excluding fuel were up 2% at Waitrose & Partners last week (to Saturday February 9) compared with the same week last year. The supermarket chain’s supply chain director Wim van Aalst commented: Chinese ingredients, sauces and stir fry were in strong demand as shoppers celebrated Chinese New Year …

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