Tag Archives: Waitrose

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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Co-op agrees to buy four Waitrose stores

Co-op has exchanged contracts for the purchase of four convenience stores from Waitrose. An offer has been accepted for Co-op to buy Little Waitrose convenience stores in Colmore Row, Birmingham (3,000sq ft); Portman Square, Baker Street, London (2,800sq ft); Spinningfields, Manchester (3,100sq ft); and the approach to Piccadilly railway station in …

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John Lewis Partnership sets out its agenda in ‘this period of profound change’

John Lewis Partnership (JLP) today (Wednesday June 27) outlined the next phase of its strategy, designed to develop and strengthen the business. With annual gross sales of over £11.5 billion, the retailer operates 50 John Lewis shops across the UK, johnlewis.com, 353 Waitrose shops, waitrose.com and business-to-business contracts in the …

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Summer arrives at Waitrose with a cherry on top!

Divisional sales excluding fuel at Waitrose were up 0.2% last week (to Saturday June 23) compared with the same week last year. The supermarket chain’s commercial director Rupert Thomas said: “The early part of the week faced tough comparatives as a result of hot weather this time last year. However, trade …

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Waitrose launches ‘vin in a tin’

Just in time for the summer festival and picnic season, Waitrose is launching wine in a can, From Monday (June 25), an organic rosé and shiraz sourced by Robert Eden of Chateau Maris, will be available in recyclable 250ml cans – the equivalent to one large glass. The supermarket chain …

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Waitrose introduces vegetable cheesecake

In what is billed as a UK supermarket first, Waitrose has launched two sweet vegetable cheesecakes. The dessert will be available in two flavours of avocado & lime and beetroot & raspberry. The supermarket chain’s desserts product developer Samantha Cooke said: “At Waitrose, we are always innovating. Although carrot cake …

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Waitrose shoppers go big on vegan and vegetarian food

Divisional sales excluding fuel were down 0.1% for Waitrose last week (to Saturday June 16) compared with the same week last year when the UK enjoyed warmer weather. The supermarket chain’s customer director Martin George said Father’s Day led to a strong week of sales for spirits, including cognac, while …

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