Warm weather and World Cup preparation has boosted weekly sales at John Lewis Partnership, with both Waitrose and John Lewis showing growth.
In the week to June 9, the group saw sales rise 2.4 per cent year-on-year to £212 million, and 1.5 per cent on a 19-week basis.
At Waitrose sales rose 1.4 per cent year-on-year thanks to better than expected weather, with sales of barbecue meats up 27 per cent, ice cream up 23 per cent.
Alcohol sales also helped boost the grocer’s overall figures, marking Waitrose best ever week for rose sales, alongside a 20 per cent boost in cider sales and a 14 per cent jump in sales of beer.
Meanwhile sales also improved 4.2 per cent year-on-year at John Lewis, which saw a standout performance from its electricals arm enjoying a 12.1 per cent jump.
Though the weather helped increase sales of lawnmowers and air purifiers, the upcoming World Cup has driven up sales of TVs and TV stands.
Fashion sales also enjoyed a modest 2.8 per cent increase, with beauty products seeing a 13 per cent rise, whilst own-brand womenswear rose 4.8 per cent.