Winter blooms prove popular at Waitrose

Divisional sales, excluding fuel, were down 2.8% at Waitrose & Partners last week (to Saturday January 18).

The supermarket chain’s customer director Martin George commented: “Warming dishes like pies and traditional ready meals saw strong sales last week. Flowers and plants also proved popular, as shoppers brightened up their homes and gardens with winter blooms.”

He added: “Seventeen tasty new products arrive in shops this week as part of the World Cuisine range including Bang Bang Cauliflower and Miso Chilli Aubergine.”

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