Tag Archives: Waitrose

Valentine’s Day fever at Waitrose

Divisional sales excluding fuel at Waitrose were up 1.7% last week (to Saturday February 10) compared with the same week last year. The supermarket group’s supply chain director Wim van Aalst said customers were making preparations for Valentine’s Day, with Champagne sales up 24%, strawberry sales up 11%, flowers up …

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Waitrose launches rainbow-themed bouquet

Waitrose has launched a rainbow bouquet for Valentine’s Day tomorrow (Wednesday, February 14) to ‘reflect the diversity of relationships and celebrate love’. Retailing at £35, the ‘Language of Love’ bouquet features bright roses in an array of shades chosen to replicate the colours of the rainbow: a symbol often used …

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Waitrose shoppers celebrate Burns Night and start spring cleaning

Total sales for Waitrose last seek (to Saturday January 27) excluding fuel were up 0.7% on the same week last year. The supermarket chain’s commercial director Rupert Thomas said sales of foods associated with Burns Night – which was celebrated last Thursday (January 25) – rose 18%, with the Scottish …

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Waitrose opens its biggest Oxfordshire branch in Banbury

Waitrose opened its largest shop in Oxfordshire yesterday (Thursday January 25), in the market town of Banbury. The branch, which is managed by Daniel Morehead, was officially launched by local MP Victoria Prentis. Thousands of products will feature on Waitrose Banbury’s shelves, as well as those offered on its fresh …

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Waitrose shoppers sate healthy appetites – and get prepped for Burns Night

Weekly sales excluding fuel at Waitrose were up 1.3% last week (to Saturday January 20) compared with the same week last year. The supermarket chain’s customer director Martin George said shoppers looking to increase their fruit and vegetable intake showed a healthy appetite for the retailer’s newly launched range of …

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Waitrose pledges to be black plastic packaging free by end of 2019

Waitrose has pledged to not sell any own-label food in black plastic beyond 2019. The retailer claims this is the earliest date that a supermarket has committed to removing black plastic from its shelves. Waitrose has already removed 65% of black plastic from its fruit and vegetable packaging, and will …

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John Lewis Partnership posts festive trading results

John Lewis Partnership “traded well” over the six weeks to December 30, according to chairman Sir Charlie Mayfield. Gross sales totalled £1,962 million – up 2.5% on last year – with 3.6% growth for John Lewis and 1.4% for Waitrose. John Lewis Partnership operates 49 John Lewis shops across the …

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Waitrose offers personal nutritionist service

From today (Monday January 8),Waitrose is trialling a personal nutritionist service in two stores, designed to provide customers with dietary advice tailored specifically to their individual needs. Customers in the supermarket chain’s Canary Wharf and Kingston-Upon-Thames shops in London and Surrey can book a personal consultation with a qualified nutritionist. …

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Mary Portas talks trends with Lakeland, John Lewis, M&S, Waitrose & Hobbycraft

Mary Portas looked back at some of last year’s biggest shopping trends in the Channel 4 documentary ‘What Britain Bought in 2017’, which aired on December 28. In the show, the retail consultant presented a review of the stand-out products on the nation’s £7.5 billion a week shopping list, from …

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Waitrose claims UK supermarket first by introducing age limit on high caffeine energy drink sales

Waitrose has today (Thursday January 4) claimed a UK supermarket first by announcing that it will introduce a minimum age limit on sales of high caffeine energy drinks. From March 5, customers who buy caffeinated energy drinks containing more than 150 mg of caffeine per litre will be asked to …

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