Waitrose shoppers get into the summer spirit

Sales excluding fuel at Waitrose & Partners were 4.1% lower last week (to Saturday July 6) compared with the same period last year.

The supermarket group’s supply chain director Wim Van Aalst said: Customers enjoyed making cocktails as ready-made mixes and garnishes had a strong week. Spirits, cider and soft drinks also performed well, with alcohol-free cider and lager proving particularly popular with online shoppers.

“Sales of seasonal flowers also grew, driven by bunches of stocks and peonies.

“Waitrose also announced it would be the first retailer to sell Foie RoyaleThis innovative product is made from free-range goose and duck livers and tastes almost identical to Foie Gras but is made ethically and without cruelty.”

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