Brits ready to crack open rosé at picnics and barbies as Waitrose sales rocket 400 per cent during coronavirus outbreak – The Sun

BRITS are getting ready to crack open the rosé at picnics and barbies this weekend with sales up 400 per cent at Waitrose.

Booze sales generally are on the rise at the posh store as lockdown eases and Monday’s Bank Holiday looms.

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Beer is up 47 per cent and cider 32.

Fizz sales — champers, prosecco and cava — show an 18 per cent rise on last year.

Burgers and sausages are also up 33 per cent.

Waitrose’s Beth Elliot said: “Spirits are lifted a little thanks to a relaxation of the lockdown in England.

"Our sales reflect this as our customers look to enjoy some more time outside.”

Online shoppers at John Lewis are also getting primed for a picnic.


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Orders for its rugs are up by 2,000 per cent with hampers and cool bags also selling well.

Online retailer Naked Wines saw strong sales of “lots of BBQ-friendly reds and crisp whites”.

Meanwhile, Deliveroo boosted its partnership with Majestic Wine by rolling out half-hour deliveries to 80 sites.

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