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22 Aug 2017

Trade Update

Classic Chicken & Mushroom Pie

Sales excluding fuel rose by 0.6% per cent last week, as the cooler weather saw shoppers stocking up on typically autumnal items. 

Root vegetables were in demand, for example, as parsnip sales increased by 39%. In a similar vein, ready meal sales rose by 12.5%, hot pies by 34% and hot beverages by 7.5%.

Sweet treats were high on people's shopping lists last week as sales of premium ice cream rose by 20% and pre-packed cakes increased by 9%. 
 
A promotion on Waitrose 1 exotic fruit was popular with customers, generating a sales uplift of 15%. 

For more info please contact:
Bethan Davies
01344 825025
bethan.davies@waitrose.co.uk

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