WAITROSE SALES SIZZLE

SALES at Waitrose soared by 23.7 per cent for the week ending 10 April, it revealed yesterday, as the hot weather saw people head outdoors to eat. Sales of barbecue food were up 566 per cent on the same period last year. Sales of side salads were up 128 per cent, dressed salads were up by 54 per cent and coleslaw up by 152 per cent.