Waitrose’s total weekly sales fell across the board last week as changeable weather altered people’s shopping behaviour.
Total Waitrose sales for the week to August 10 dropped 1.7% compared to the same period last year.
Ambient food sales declined 1.4% and non-ambient food was down 1.6%, while sales of home and general merchandise products tumbled 4%.
Waitrose & Partners supply chain director Wim van Aalst said: “In a week of changeable weather, sales of comfort foods such as Indian and Chinese ready meals proved popular with some customers while the scrumptious summer range continues to perform well.”
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