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Waitrose to supply food on Eurostar

Waitrose is set to provide food and beverages for every Eurostar service into Europe, according to The Telegraph.

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Kantar finds Sainsbury is strongest performer in Big Four
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Latest Kantar results find Sainsbury delivered the strongest growth within Britain’s four biggest supermarkets, as sales rose 5.4 per cent in the 12 weeks to 14 April. According to market research conducted by Kantar Worldpanel, Sainsbury increased its market share to 16.9 per cent in the three months.

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John Lewis’ Oxford St flagship sees 18.5% rise in sales
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Proving the stores still have it, John Lewis’ Oxford Street flagship reported an 18.5 per cent rise in sales in the week to 13 April. While John Lewis’ stellar rate of sales growth slowed slightly to 6.9 per cent including VAT in the seven days to 13 April, it was the group’s bricks-and-mortar stores that led the way for the week, with Oxford Street, Liverpool, Poole and Aberdeen all well into the double digit figures for growth.

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Sales rise 23.1% for John Lewis as department store looks to cater for “every eventuality”
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Sales rose 23.1 per cent year-on-year for the department store group, as Easter purchases boosted strong like-for-like sales and online growth in the seven days to 30 March. The Easter holidays brought a rise in footfall for John Lewis stores, as sales rose 14.6 per cent on the Easter week from 2012.

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Snow in spring can’t stop John Lewis as sales rise 13.5%
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Blossom and daffodils may have been replaced by sleet and snow in the run up to Easter, but John Lewis continues on its winning streak, with sales up 13.5 per cent year-on-year. Despite a marked contrast to last year’s balmy March, it seems the weather did little to abate the UK’s appetite for shopping as the department store chain managed to report strong growth across its branches and online.

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Sainsbury's market share increases 6.2 per cent, while Tesco's falls

Kantar World Panel has published its latest grocery market share report. The report covers the 12 weeks leading to 17th March 2013 and reveals that Sainsbury’s achieved a significant increase in its share of the market, while rivals Tesco and Morrisons saw theirs decrease. Sainsbury’s was undisputedly the retailer with the greatest increase among the “big four” of Tesco, Asda, Morrisons and Sainsbury’s.

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John Lewis reports sales dip

John Lewis today announced a 0.3 per cent sales dip in the week to 16 March.

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Waitrose to launch gardening range
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Waitrose expand their assortment with a new range of gardening products. The food chain has decided to take advantage of their customers’ interest in horticulture and announced it will launch a new range of gardening products and plants. According to The Telegraph, the products will be available in stores from next week.

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Mother’s Day brings 14% rise in weekly sales for John Lewis
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Total sales rose 14.3 per cent year-on-year for John Lewis, as an early Mother’s Day boosted a strong set of results across the partnership’s UK stores. All of John Lewis’ selling branches reported increases on last year, with Swindon leading the way yet again with a 28 per cent rise in sales, Chester close behind with a 25 per cent increase and Milton Keynes up 22 per cent as shoppers made the most of its full refurbishment.

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Another strong week for John Lewis as sales rise 13.3%
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Sales grew by an impressive 13.3 per cent last week as 16 of John Lewis’ department stores reported a double-digit rise in sales figures. The retailer’s new format shops in Swindon and Tamworth lead the way for sales in the seven days to 2 March, up 33 per cent and 25.6 per cent respectively, compared with last year’s results.

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