Tag Archives: Waitrose

Romania tipped as the latest wine hotspot

Waitrose has reported a surge in the popularity of Romanian wine, as sales increase by 17% year-on-year. The supermarket chain’s own-label Blueprint Romanian Pinot Noir is showing a rise in sales of 60% against last year, as the cherry-scented variety proves popular with shoppers. Waitrose wine buyer Victoria Mason said: …

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Waitrose shoppers opt for Easter roasts and spring cleans

Total sales excluding fuel for Waitrose for last week (to Saturday April 7) were down 16.2% compared with the same week last year. The supermarket chain’s commercial director Rupert Thomas said: “Comparisons are heavily distorted by the earlier fall of Easter this year, which means that we are comparing six …

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Waitrose to remove all disposable coffee cups in shops by autumn 2018

Waitrose has today (Tuesday April 10) committed to removing all takeaway disposable coffee cups from its shops by autumn 2018, saving more than 52 million cups a year. Customers who are members of the supermarket chain’s loyalty scheme, myWaitrose, will continue to have the option of free tea or coffee …

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Easter baking range sales up 49% at Waitrose

Total sales excluding fuel for Waitrose last week (to Saturday March 31) were 19% higher than the same week last year, with comparisons distorted by the fall of the Easter weekend. The strongest performing categories were linked with entertaining family and friends at home over the Easter weekend, including snacking …

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Waitrose gives Christmas panettone an Easter makeover

Waitrose launched a panettone Easter egg in-store and online yesterday (Monday March 12). The supermarket chain has given the Italian sweet bread loaf a makeover for Easter. Designed to look like an Easter egg, the chocolate-chip-laden loaf is egg-shaped and sprinkled with pastel sugar confetti. It is made using a …

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Mother’s Day treats and comfort food sales soar at Waitrose

Divisional sales at Waitrose excluding fuel were up 14.3% last week (to Saturday March 10) compared with the same week last year. The supermarket chain’s customer director Martin George said it benefited from the timing of Mother’s Day on Sunday March 11, which fell during a different trading week last …

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Cold snap spurs sales of canned soup and crumpets at Waitrose

Sales excluding fuel for Waitrose were up 0.8% last week (to Saturday March 3) compared with the same week last year. The supermarket grocery chain’s IT director Mike Sackman said: “Snow and ice across the country prompted customers to seek out warming food and drink. For example, canned soup sales …

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Soup and spirits sales strong at Waitrose

Divisional sales excluding fuel were up 3.2% at Waitrose last week (to Saturday February 24) compared with the same week last year. Retail director Ben Stimson said: “A chilly end to the week saw sales of instant coffee increase by 14% and soups rise by 9%. Customers also stocked up …

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Waitrose goes East for new Oriental craft gin

Waitrose has become the first UK supermarket to introduce a gin made in Japan. With sales of gin at Waitrose up 30%, the retailer said it is constantly searching for new styles to meet shoppers’ thirst for the popular spirit. Roku, a craft gin from Japanese distillery The House of …

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Waitrose gears up for Easter with chocolate avocado egg

Divisional sales excluding fuel at Waitrose last week (to Saturday February 17) were up 3.6% compared with the same week last year. Sales of prepared meals increased by 3% boosted by the supermarket chain’s Valentine’s Day meal deal, which proved popular with customers. Wine sales were also up 11%, helped …

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