'Total sales excluding fuel were down by 0.6 per cent compared to the same week last year.
Sales of pre-packed fish, pork and lamb increased this week as customers fired up their barbecues. Bottles of Rosé also performed well, recording their strongest sales week on record, with the 25% off six bottles of wine promotion continuing to be hugely popular among customers.
Last week, Waitrose & Partners launched multi-coloured packaging for its ready meals made from recycled plastic bottles and trays, a UK supermarket first that ensures its trays are more widely recyclable, while it continues to replace single use plastic.'
Rupert Thomas, Partner and Commercial Director, Waitrose & Partners