Supermarket beer sales suffered their biggest year-on-year crash in more than a decade in the second quarter. Even the Royal Wedding and sunny spring failed to prevent off-trade volume sales falling 15% to 3.34 million barrels in the...
Waitrose plans to open 20 new Little Waitrose stores in and around London over the next 18 months. The new smaller-format stores will boost its selling space by 100,000 sq ft by the end of 2012, the supermarket said, creating 1,000 jobs.
Sainsbury s has recorded first-quarter like-for-like sales growth of 1.9% thanks to good spring weather, the Royal Wedding and a bumper Easter. Total sales in the 12 weeks to 11 June rose 4.3% excluding fuel, while the retailer said its convenience and online businesses grew at 20%.
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