Tag Archives: Waitrose & Partners

Waitrose mixes it up in a world first

Waitrose & Partners has launched Sekforde, billed as a range of the world’s first and only mixers created for specific spirits.    The supermarket chain said: ‘Building on the growing trend of premium mixers, Sekforde was started to fill the gap in premium mixers for specific spirits. Championing the unique …

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Waitrose funds fellowships aimed at tackling marine plastics

Waitrose & Partners is funding a number of university fellowships to ‘boost new thinking’ on how to find, test and share solutions to tackle plastic pollution.   The Blue Charter Fellowships, run by the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU), will receive funding from the supermarket chain for 10 new fellowships …

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Shoppers prepare to dust off barbecues this weekend

Waitrose & Partners revealed today (Friday April 18) that it is stocking up on barbecue food ahead of the long weekend, as a mini heatwave of up to 24 degrees is predicted. The supermarket chain forecasts that sales of burgers will rise by 170% compared with last year, with sales …

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Waitrose shoppers prepare for Easter weekend

Waitrose & Partners has reported that total sales excluding fuel were 7.2% higher last week (to Saturday April 13) than the same week last year, although it noted that comparisons continue to be distorted by the different fall of Easter compared with last year. The supermarket chain’s personnel director Jo …

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Waitrose launches Gin O’Clock experience

A new gin tasting experience is available from Waitrose & Partners for shoppers to enjoy five different gins without leaving their homes. ‘Gin O’Clock’ is a two hour session led by one of the supermarket chain’s specialists, either hosted at home, or in hired accommodation, an office or event space. …

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Fiona Cairns: from baking to beauty

Waitrose & Partners is exclusively launching a new collection of luxury body and bath products from celebrated cake maker Fiona Cairns. Taking inspiration from her baking, Fiona’s range features floral designs and ingredients such as majestic rose, pink pepper and hints of spice, with undertones of amber and musk. The …

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Easter comes early at Waitrose

Total sales excluding fuel were down by 0.5% at Waitrose & Partners last week (to Saturday March 16) compared with the same period in 2018, when the run-up to Easter – which fell earlier last year – had already started. The supermarket chain’s personnel director Jo Walmsley commented: “With Spring …

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Waitrose launches home compostable bag for fresh produce

Waitrose & Partners has introduced a home compostable bag – for its Waitrose Duchy Organic bananas – the first of the retailer’s fresh produce to be sold in a home compostable bag. The supermarket chain said the move to the bag, which is made with non-GM corn, will save an …

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Weekly sales down 8.8% for Waitrose

Total sales excluding fuel for Waitrose & Partners were down 8.8% last week (to Saturday March 9). The supermarket chain’s commercial director Rupert Thomas said: “Sales were distorted by challenging comparisons against the same week last year, when sales were higher due to Britain recovering from the ‘Beast from the …

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Waitrose’s sell-out Chocolate Avocado Easter egg makes a return

Total sales excluding fuel at Waitrose & Partners were 0.9% higher last week (to Saturday March 2) compared with the same period last year. The retailer’s customer director Martin George said: “As shoppers enjoyed spring-like weather, sales of soft fruits, salads and prepared veg were up, as were sales of deli …

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