Tag Archives: Waitrose

Snow comes early to Waitrose

As the country enjoys the sunshine, Waitrose shoppers will find snow on the supermarket chain’s shelves this month, in the form of ‘snowbergines’. This is the nickname given to white aubergines which are hitting Waitrose branches nationwide for the first time this week. The grocery multiple said: ‘Early varieties of …

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Sunshine boosts sales trends for Waitrose

Total sales at Waitrose for the week ending Saturday (May 27) were 4% higher than the same week last year. The supermarket chain’s finance director Loraine Woodhouse said: “The warm weather heading in to the bank holiday weekend prompted sunshine-led trends across our shops and online.” Top performing ranges were …

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Waitrose exports premium range to India and China

Waitrose has marked the first anniversary of its ‘Waitrose 1′ premium range by exporting it to India and China. The grocery chain now exports ‘Waitrose 1’ to more than 30 overseas territories since its launch last May including Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand, Brunei, the Caribbean and the UAE. Waitrose began …

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Waitrose unveils new store in Worcestershire

Waitrose officially launched a new store in Worcestershire this morning (Thursday May 11), with a helping hand from local schoolchildren. The pupils joined branch manager Greg Trumper and his team in cutting the ribbon to commemorate the opening of the outlet in the market town of Bromsgrove. Bromsgrove District Council …

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Waitrose shoppers celebrate long bank holiday weekend

Total sales for Waitrose, excluding fuel, were up 1.7% last week (to Saturday April 29) compared with the same week last year. The supermarket chain’s finance director Loraine Woodhouse said: “A week of mixed weather didn’t dampen shoppers’ enthusiasm for alfresco dining, as sales of barbecue meats increased by 56% …

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Picnicware up 140% at Waitrose

Total sales, excluding fuel, were down 4.6% at Waitrose for the week ending last Saturday (April 22) compared with the same week last year. The supermarket chain’s property & development director Nigel Keen said: “Comparisons are heavily distorted due to the fall of Easter. This means we are comparing a full …

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Warm weather fuels cool treats at Waitrose

Total sales, excluding fuel, were up 25.5% for Waitrose in the week ending Saturday April 15 compared with the same week last year. But the supermarket chain’s retail director Ben Stimson noted that “comparisons are heavily distorted, as the equivalent week last year was not the build-up to Easter”. Barbecue …

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Heston Blumenthal introduces gin and tonic tart

Supermarket chain Waitrose is adding three new products to the Heston from Waitrose range this summer. An Earl Grey & Lemon Gin & Tonic Tart (£5.99) and 2 Summer Fruit Cup Desserts (£3.99) will be available from May 8, while from early June, a Hot Dog Brioche Roll (£1.39/2s) will …

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Waitrose taps into trending ingredients

Waitrose launches the World Deli range of 50 new products this month. Taking inspiration from key food trends, including several highlighted in the ‘2016 Waitrose Food and Drink Report’, the range is described as ‘full of light and vibrant dishes’. The supermarket chain has introduced new world ingredients and flavours …

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Outdoor dining hits the spot with Waitrose shoppers

Total sales excluding fuel at Waitrose for last week (to Saturday April 8) were up 7.6% higher than last year. The supermarket chain said the figure, while distorted due to the fall of Easter, was driven by the hot weather as alfresco dining and summer drinking trends saw positive growth. …

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