Tag Archives: Waitrose

Christmas orders roll in for Waitrose

Total sales excluding fuel at Waitrose & Partners were down 2.5% last week (to Saturday December 8) against the same week last year which, according to the supermarket chain, saw more widespread promotional activity. Customer director Martin George said: “Christmas orders were higher this year compared to the same period …

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Waitrose & Partners launches branch in Evesham

Waitrose & Partners unveiled a new branch on November 22 in the Worcestershire market town of Evesham. The supermarket chain’s new store, which has created 100 jobs, carries thousands of food and drink products, including Waitrose’s Christmas range ready for the festive season. It also has a cafe and a …

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Cheese fondue revival bubbles over

Waitrose & Partners has reported that its sales of fondue cheese increased by 15.7% in November compared with the year-ago period. The supermarket chain said: ‘Fondue is enjoying a revival, thanks to its nostalgic qualities and the fun it adds to social occasions, with guests gathering round and sharing the …

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Waitrose unveils plans for 42 more supper clubs

Waitrose & Partners is to roll out its supper club concept to a further 42 shops working with WeFiFo, the social dining platform. More than 1,300 guests are expected to be served over the course of the events, which will be held in 42 different branches of the supermarket chain …

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Waitrose launches a new spirit and gets set to open a new store

Total sales at Waitrose excluding fuel were down 1.5% last week (to Saturday November 17) compared with the equivalent week last year. The supermarket chain’s commercial director Rupert Thomas said popular food and drink over the period included Christmas bakery products, along with its specialty beers range and mixers for …

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Victorian veg makes comeback at Waitrose

Total sales excluding fuel were up 0.8% at Waitrose & Partners last week (to Saturday November 10) compared with the same week last year. The supermarket chain’s customer director Martin George said: ‘Sharing dishes were popular with shoppers, with sales of our World Deli range up 27%, olives and antipasti …

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Waitrose launches ‘Too Good To Wait’ Christmas ad campaign

Waitrose & Partners is breaking with tradition this year with a series of six 30-second lighthearted Christmas TV adverts rather than just one, on the theme of ‘Too Good To Wait’. In a first with ITV, to tie in with the idea of ‘Too Good To Wait’, viewers will see …

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Sourdough and stone fruit sales soar at Waitrose

Sales excluding fuel were up 1% at Waitrose & Partners last week (to Saturday November 3), compared with the same period a year ago. The supermarket chain’s IT director Mike Sackman said: “Sales of sourdough rose by 49%, with sourdough crumpets also proving popular, up 15%. Stone fruit had a …

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Waitrose shoppers get set for Halloween

Total sales excluding fuel for Waitrose were flat last week (to Saturday October 27) compared with the same week last year. The supermarket chain’s retail director Ben Stimson said: “Halloween celebrations were well underway as shoppers looked to decorate their homes, with sales of Halloween flowers up by 44%. “Customers …

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Waitrose shoppers plan for Halloween and Christmas

Total sales excluding fuel were down 0.5% at Waitrose & Parners last week (to Saturday October 20) compared with the same week last year. Wim Van Aalst, supply chain director of the supermarket retailer, said: “Customers are busy planning for forthcoming seasonal celebrations with Halloween and Christmas grocery sales both …

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