'Total sales excluding fuel were 20.2% higher than the same week last year, although comparisons continue to be distorted by Easter falling several weeks later in 2019 compared to last year.
As Easter celebrations unfolded and warmer temperatures swept the nation, sales of barbecue and warm weather food products increased this weekend, along with ice cream and desserts. Sales of soft drinks, beers, ciders and spirits also enjoyed significant increases, with the Heston teapot and scotch eggs continuing to be top sellers in our Easter collection.
This week, Waitrose & Partners Essential chicken was recommended for its quality and value by Which? consumer magazine in a new supermarket chicken report. In addition, we announced that we will be funding 10 projects designed to find, test and share effective solutions to tackle plastic pollution and help clean up the oceans.'
Martin George, Partner & Customer Director, Waitrose & Partners