Rain mars Jubilee sales boost

Kasmira Jefford
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UK supermarkets have suffered the weakest early summer trading period in seven years after the wet June weather kept shoppers away, new figures from Nielsen for the quarter to 23 June can reveal.

Despite 12.5 per cent year-on-year growth in the week leading up to the Jubilee, sales at the UK’s biggest grocers were up just 3.8 per cent across the four weeks ending 23 June.