Waitrose weekly sales up 20.7%

Total sales excluding fuel were up 20.7% at Waitrose last week (to March 26).

The supermarket chain said its trading performance was heavily influenced by the fall of Easter this year. Waitrose finance director Loraine Woodhouse noted that “a meaningful comparison shows that sales this year saw a 3.7% sales uplift on the equivalent week last year”.

She said Easter confectionery saw success, with sales increasing by 8% compared with the equivalent time last year.

Spring flowers were popular too, with overall horticulture sales up 10.3% compared with Easter week last year.

Check Also

Bryan Clover of Rainy Day Trust to hike 84 miles in 48 hours non-stop for charity

In a little over two weeks, I will be starting a non-stop 84-mile hike from …