Tag Archives: Waitrose

Waitrose shoppers enjoy a taste of Italy

Divisional sales at Waitrose excluding fuel were up 1.6% last week (to Saturday August 11) compared with the same week last year. The supermarket chain’s retail director Ben Stimson said: “Shoppers getting ready for their summer breaks stocked up on suncare which saw sales rise by 75%, and travel products, …

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Home compostable own-label coffee pods coming to Waitrose

Waitrose claims it will be the first major retailer to sell own-label home compostable coffee pods when its new range hits shelves in December. The four Waitrose 1 coffee capsules will be compatible with Nespresso machines. All are Fairtrade certified and will be sold in cardboard packaging which will be …

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British sunflower sales thrive in heatwave

British sunflowers are enjoying a bumper crop this year thanks to the heatwave – with annual sales up 46% at Waitrose. The supermarket chain’s flower buyer Nicola Wall said: “Sunflowers love the sun and these summertime favourites are proving very popular this year. As we enjoy the blistering heatwave, the …

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Alfresco dining on the menu for Waitrose shoppers

Total sales excluding fuel for Waitrose were up 3% last week (to Saturday July 21) on last year, as the sunshine and warmer temperatures continued to influence what customers bought. The supermarket chain’s IT director Mike Sackman said barbecue meat sales were up by 40%, with speciality poultry sales seeing …

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Waitrose shoppers opt for home entertaining and alfresco dining

Total sales for Waitrose. excluding fuel, were 3.3% higher last week (to Saturday July 14) than last year. The grocer’s supply chain director Wim van Aalst​ said: “The warm weather and sporting events led to strong sales of foods suited to entertaining and spending time outdoors. This included our ranges …

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The hottest drink trend of the summer?

Waitrose is launching frozen rosé wine popsicles into shops this weekend (July 14-15), as the trend for alcoholic ice lollies continues to soar. Available in dedicated freezers in the supermarket, the Mirabeau Frosé Popsicle (£2.99 each) is made from a blend of Classic Mirabeau rosé wine and strawberry essence. Rosé …

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England’s football success fuels sales at Waitrose

Divisional sales excluding fuel were up 4.2% at Waitrose last week (to Saturday July 7) compared with the same week last year. The supermarket chain’s finance director Loraine Woodhouse said: “England’s football success helped drive champagne sales up 49% and sparkling wine was boosted 53% – the biggest week for fizz since Christmas …

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Iceland steals customer satisfaction crown from Aldi and Waitrose

Iceland tops UK supermarkets for customer satisfaction, according to The UK Customer Satisfaction Index (UKCSI), published by The Institute of Customer Service. The Institute said: ‘Aldi and Waitrose have topped the UKCSI in previous years, but have lost ground in a highly competitive marketplace which is set to see further …

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Waitrose shoppers soak up the sun

Divisional sales excluding fuel at Waitrose were up 7.8% last week (to Saturday June 30) compared with the same week last year. The supermarket chain’s director of personnel Jo Walmsley said: “The rising temperatures last week meant keeping cool was a priority for shoppers, as sales of ice increased by 125% and …

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Waitrose unveils Heston’s Christmas menu

Waitrose has revealed details of its ‘Heston from Waitrose’ range for Christmas 2018. The supermarket chain said its ambassador Heston Blumenthal OBE ‘is back with his festive favourites, along with exciting new additions inspired by the old British pastime of wassailing’. The multi-award-winning chef explained: “Dating back to the 16th …

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