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 were on the menu for the Rugby World Cup final on Saturday morning, with sales of bacon up 7%. Halloween celebrations were also in full swing, with Halloween treats up 10% and themed cut flowers proving particularly popular.
“Organised shoppers are getting ready for Christmas, with turkey orders up 58% compared to last year, and sales of Christmas gifts also doing well.”
“Halloween celebrations were in full swing, with Halloween treats up 10%”