Tag Archives: Waitrose

Sprouting onto Waitrose shelves

Waitrose launches its very first sprout wreath in selected branches from today (Friday December 1). The supermarket chain said it has found ‘an unusual way to incorporate the green veg into seasonal celebrations, even for those who usually turn their noses up at eating the divisive veg’. Suitable as a …

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Waitrose achieves ‘responsible sourcing’ first

Waitrose has become the first supermarket chain to ensure that all of its branded and own-label canned tuna is either Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified or pole and line caught – meaning it is 100% responsibly sourced. The retailer said the achievement is the result of working over the last year …

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Waitrose shoppers in festive mood

Sales excluding fuel at Waitrose were up 0.5% last week (ending Saturday November 18). The supermarket chain’s IT director Mike Sackman said: “Customers’ Christmas preparations are well under way, with sales of chocolate selection boxes rising by 22%. “Additionally, sales of Panettone and Christmas crackers, which were both on a …

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Heston introduces Citrus Sherbet Lazy Gin at Waitrose

Heston Blumenthal added a new gin to his Heston from Waitrose range yesterday (Monday November 20). Billed as ‘perfect for gin drinkers looking for a quick and easy cocktail’, the Michelin-starred chef’s latest offering is a gin that requires no garnish. The Heston from Waitrose Citrus Sherbet Lazy Gin (£24.99/70cl) …

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Waitrose launches self-serve check-in for ‘click and collect’ orders

Waitrose has launched self-service check-in for John Lewis ‘click and collect’ orders in 140 of its stores in time for Black Friday (November 24). Customers in these branches of the supermarket chain will have the choice to register their order via iPads at the Welcome Desk when they arrive, so …

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Waitrose unveils its first monochrome Christmas advert

Waitrose aims to put community spirit at the heart of its Christmas campaign with an atmospheric TV advert which made its debut last Sunday (November 12). The supermarket chain’s first black and white advert is inspired by real life events at a remote pub in the Yorkshire Dales, where local …

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Booze and vegetarian dishes boost Waitrose sales

Total sales excluding fuel for Waitrose were up 2.1% last week (to Saturday October 28) on last year. The supermarket chain’s customer director Martin George said sales of vegetarian food increased by 24% as Waitrose unveiled its biggest ever range of meat-free foods. With the introduction of 30 new dishes, …

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Waitrose launches its biggest ever vegetarian range

In response to rising demand for vegetarian food, Waitrose has unveiled its biggest ever range of meat-free foods. With the introduction of 30 new dishes, the supermarket chain is increasing its shop space devoted to vegetarian foods by an average of 35%. Launched last week, the range includes an exclusive …

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Sales of wines, beers and spirits soar at Waitrose

Total sales for Waitrose, excluding fuel, were up 2.5% last week (to Saturday September 21) on last year, helped by online sales and a strong performance in wines, beers and spirits. The supermarket chain’s supply chain director Wim van Aalst said online sales were up 23% compared with the same week …

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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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