Retailer reveals berry sales rise

Sales of gooseberries have risen by up to 91 per cent year on year, according to Waitrose.

The retailer, which stocks gooseberries from a grower in Perthshire, has seen sales of cooking gooseberries increase by 91 per cent and the later-season dessert gooseberries up 51 per cent.

Waitrose fruit buyer Nicki Baggott said: "Gooseberries have been the surprise hit of the summer. With shoppers taking more of an interest in what's in season, the revival of this traditional fruit has made it popular among younger cooks."


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