Waitrose shoppers spruce up homes and gardens

Total sales excluding fuel were down 1.6% at Waitrose & Partners last week (to Saturday January 25) compared with the same week last year.

The supermarket chain’s commercial director Rupert Thomas commented: “Many shoppers were still taking part in Veganuary and Dry January, with sales of vegan and vegetarian food, and low and no-alcohol drinks, proving particularly popular.

“Customers were also sprucing up their homes and gardens, with horticulture sales up 17% and cut flowers up 3%.”

He added: “Last week, Waitrose.com won The Grocer’s Online 33. Their mystery shopper found our website easy to navigate, with delivery time slots clearly laid out and our driver friendly.”

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