Waitrose sales top £5bn

Overall growth of almost 10 per cent over the past 12 months meant that Waitrose total sales hit £5bn for the first time in the year to 1 February 2011. The figure is made up of sales from Waitrose branches, Direct Services and food halls, as well as business partners, and was boosted by an increase in sales of 6.4 per cent in the final week of trading.