Marks & Spencer food like-for-likes edged up 1.8% in its first quarter. Retail Week looks at its bestsellers within the food aisles.

10 million

items sold as part of its 3 for £10 meat, poultry and fish promotion, up 44% on last year. Aberdeen Angus burgers, ginger lime and coriander breast and chimichurri pork steaks were the most popular items

117,000

Father’s Day products were sold

20,000

packs of its Moustache Lolly and Liquorice Allsorts gift boxes were sold

5 million

Demand for Grill products sold, up 48% on last year.

2 million

packs of burgers were bought

335,000

packs of its US inspired all-pork sausage Posh Dogs

725,000

Delicious & Nutritional healthy meals sold. Customer favourites were persian duck with basmati rice and roasted squash dish

14

new desserts launched in May, inspired by British summer garden parties, picnics and festivals.

2.6 million

products sold from the range. Eton mess and jelly and cream pot desserts proved to be popular, with 230,000 and 198,000 sold respectively.