Morrisons supermarket reveals Christmas sales figures

Morrisons has revealed many Britons prepared for Christmas dinner by hitting its aisles and picking up all manner of festive foods.
The supermarket announced it sold more than 70,000 fresh whole turkeys in the two months leading up to Christmas Day, in addition to 2.5 million packs of stuffing, 1.1 million jars of cranberry sauce and 2,000 tonnes of sprouts.
It was shown that 17,000 dressed lobsters were bought during the eight-week period, while 389,064 individual pearl battered prawns and 2.6 million packs of pate were also picked up by those preparing starters and snacks.
A spokesperson from Morrisons stated: “Despite these being testing times, we were delighted to see shoppers as eager as ever to celebrate this special day with family and friends.”
The representative explained the supermarket put in extra effort over yuletide to make sure shelves were fully stocked in the run-up to Christmas Eve.
Other popular purchases over Christmas included mince pies, freshly baked stollens and Christmas tree-shaped breads.
Shoppers at the supermarket also snapped up 407,000 litres of Champagne and 18.5 million litres of wine.