Waitrose sales edge up 1.1% last week
The warmer sunshine mixed with overcast and showery spells boosted sales of outdoor plants which the supermarket said had a “stellar” week. Lupins proved particularly popular following their appearance at the Chelsea Flower Show.
Sales of sun care products were up 25% while ice cream sales rose by 18% year-on-year.
Meanwhile, English wine enjoyed a surge in sales due to Engllsh Wine Week, with demand up 103%.
Other items achieving buoyant sales included British asparagus and Jersey Royal potatoes.
The warmer weather also helped cider sales to jump by 25%, while the popularity of the supermarket’s gin showcase helped to increase sales by 57% on the previous year’s event.
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