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Rebrands for John Lewis and Waitrose

The John Lewis Partnership has renamed its John Lewis and Waitrose brands to highlight their employee-owned status. The John Lewis Partnership is the UK’s largest example of an employee-owned business where all 83,000 staff are ‘Partners’ or co-owners. The department store group John Lewis been now has renamed ‘John Lewis …

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Cheesy wedding cakes on trend at Waitrose

With the wedding season coming to a close, Waitrose has revealed that tiered cheese cakes have become increasingly popular among newlyweds, with sales of cheese wedding cakes up an average of 49% compared with last year. The most popular choices are five-tier cheese wedding cakes, with sales of the Florence …

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Waitrose shoppers enjoy Bank Holiday roast dinners

Sales at Waitrose excluding fuel were down by 2.2% last week (to Saturday August 25) compared with last year. The supermarket chain’s customer director Martin George said: “A cold and wet weekend for most of the country contrasted with a very hot bank holiday weekend last year. “The cooler temperatures …

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Waitrose customers turn to cooler weather options

Divisional sales at Waitrose excluding fuel were down last week (to Saturday August 18) to 1.1% compared with the same week last year. Jo Walmsley, personnel director of the supermarket chain, said: “Customers turned to cooler weather options as the summer sunshine begins to wane. Sales of slow-cooked meat dishes …

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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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