Tag Archives: Waitrose

Waitrose opens new shop in Dubai

Waitrose launched a new convenience shop in Dubai last Thursday (October 12), as part of its partnership with Fine Fare Food Market LLC. The supermarket chain’s 4,900sq ft store is in the new Dar Wasl shopping centre, which is in a busy residential area, and is designed to provide a …

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Waitrose opens in Winchmore Hill

Supermarket chain Waitrose opened a branch at Winchmore Hill in north London yesterday (Thursday October 12). Local MP Bambos Charalambous was joined by store manager Aman Sandha and staff in cutting the ribbon and welcoming the shop’s first customers. The 6,000sq ft branch on Regents Park Road will provide thousands …

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Waitrose extends ‘Cook Well’ recipe box trial

Waitrose is extending the trial of its ‘Cook Well from Waitrose’ recipe box service with 60 new dishes, an extra delivery, and the option to order a box for a family of four. The boxes contain pre-portioned, bagged ingredients and recipe cards which are delivered direct to customers’ homes free …

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Waitrose announces London festival

Following the success of its inaugural event last September, Waitrose has announced the launch of its second Drinks Festival. To be held at County Hall in London from November 17 to November 19, the event is expected to attract up to 4,000 consumers to sample wines, beers, spirits and speciality …

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Little Waitrose opens in London’s Finchley Central

Waitrose officially opened a London branch of Little Waitrose at Finchley Central last Thursday (September 14). The supermarket chain’s convenience shop, on Regents Park Road, was unveiled by branch manager Mark Porter and two of his team, along with a representative from one of the first local causes chosen to benefit …

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Waitrose weekly sales up 3.4%

Total sales excluding fuel were up 3.4% for Waitrose last week (to Saturday September 2) against last year. The supermarket chain’s retail director Ben Stimson attributed the performance in part to a promotion offering 25% off all wine and champagne (three bottles or more). He said the warm bank holiday …

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Waitrose shoppers go alfresco

Total sales excluding fuel for Waitrose were 1.4% lower last week (to Saturday August 26) than the year-ago period. Finance director Loraine Woodhouse noted that in the same week last year, the supermarket chain ran a half-price event and significant marketing activity – neither of which ran last week. She …

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Waitrose is rooting for risotto

Waitrose claims to be the first UK supermarket to introduce celeriac rice. Available from today (Wednesday August 30), Waitrose Celeriac Rice (£1.75/300g) is raw celeriac, chopped into rice-sized pieces for use in home cooking. Suitable as a base for a scratch-cooked risotto or simply microwaving to serve with a curry, …

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Good Food Guide names chefs and restaurants of the year

‘The Good Food Guide’ has announced the winners of its 2018 Editors’ Awards, which recognise restaurants and chefs for their talent and commitment to excellence. Chef of the Year: Peter Sanchez-Iglesias from Casamia in Bristol. His restaurant also climbed to number 10 in ‘The Good Food Guide’ league of the …

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Waitrose shoppers opt for Autumnal fare

Sales excluding fuel rose by 0.6% per cent last week (to Saturday August 19) at Waitrose, as the cooler weather saw shoppers stocking up on typically autumnal items. The supermarket chain’s IT director Mike Sackman noted that “root vegetables were in demand, for example, as parsnip sales increased by 39%. …

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