Waitrose predicts best ever year for UK sweetcorn

Supermarket Waitrose has said it expects sales of British-grown fresh sweetcorn to be up 30 per cent on last year, with "perfect" growing weather now also driving sales.

Waitrose supplier Grant Lumsden of Sefter Farm, West Sussex - image: Waitrose
Waitrose supplier Grant Lumsden of Sefter Farm, West Sussex - image: Waitrose

It has begun stocking solely British cobs in its stores, and will continue to do so "for the next couple of months", it said.

Buyer Matthew King added: "With the weather this good, al fresco is the way to dine, which is driving sales of sweetcorn.

"They're robust enough to cook on the barbecue and make great finger food, which is what outdoor eating is all about."


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