Ready or not Christmas is here, and now’s the time for festive cheer – there’s just four sleeps to go and M&S is set for the busiest shopping weekend of the year, with stores stocked with everything from mince pies for Santa to carrots for his reindeer!
Mince pies sales are up 35% on last year and over the festive season M&S will sell a whopping 40million
The Collection Outdoor-Bred Sugar-Baked Gammon has been the most popular Food to Order meat, with turkey remaining the top in-store choice for the big day
M&S expects to sell a huge 6.5 million pigs in blankets. As they’re such a customer favourite – M&S this year launched foot-long pigs in blankets.
Not forgetting the all-important trimmings – M&S predicts it will sell over 720 tonnes of stuffing – that’s the equivalent weight of 4,235 reindeers!
M&S expects to sell 140 million pieces of party food over the festive season, with customers drinking 10 million glasses of Prosecco to wash it down
· 1 in 4 people purchase sleepwear at Christmas, making it the biggest festive clothing category and one of M&S’s ‘Must-Haves that make Christmas’. One of the big trends for little ones this year is unicorns with over 120,000 unicorn sleepwear items sold