Tag Archives: Waitrose

Waitrose pitches up at summer festivals

As the festival season approaches, Waitrose will host an event of its own next month. The Waitrose Summer Festival will take place from Friday August 18 to Sunday August 20 at Leckford Estate in Hampshire, which is the supermarket’s farm. While enjoying food, drink, music and a variety of activities, …

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‘Biggest ever week’ for raspberries at Waitrose

Total sales excluding fuel, for Waitrose last week (to Saturday July 15) were 2% higher than the year-ago period. The supermarket chain’s commercial director Rupert Thomas said fresh produce was popular with customers, with sales of raspberries having their ‘biggest ever week’. The retailer’s own brand ‘essential Waitrose’ raspberries saw …

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Waitrose puts North Sea cod back on the menu after 18 years

Fish and chip lovers can once again enjoy a guilt-free fish supper as Waitrose welcomes the return of sustainable North Sea cod, following an 18-year absence. The supermarket chain’s aquaculture and fisheries manager Jeremy Ryland-Langley said: “We were one of the first to stop selling UK cod nearly two decades …

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Waitrose appoints director of food service

Waitrose has appointed Simon Burdess as its first director of food service. Simon will join the supermarket chain in September. He is currently vice president, restaurants and bars, with InterContinental Hotels Group. He also has 20 years’ experience in the retail industry, having previously held the post of commercial director …

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Hot weather boosts Waitrose alfresco dining sales

Total sales excluding fuel for Waitrose were up 3.3% last week (to Saturday July 8) on the year-ago period. The supermarket chain’s finance director Lorraine Woodhouse said warmer weather led to strong sales of ice cream which rose by 39%, quiche by 30% and halloumi by 48%. Party food sales …

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Bag-in-box wine is on its way back, says Waitrose

Waitrose predicts that bag-in-box (BiB) wine will make a comeback this summer, as consumers seek practical and environmental alternatives to glass bottles. In response, the retailer has introduced a selection of ‘premium’ BiB wine. It comprises Beefsteak Club Malbec (£20.99/2.25 litres) which is a top-selling red for the supermarket chain, …

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Waitrose launches summer ad campaign

The latest advert from Waitrose aired on TV last week. The supermarket chain’s summer advertising campaign underlines that Waitrose is the only supermarket to insist that all its British fresh fruit and vegetable growers are LEAF marque certified. Produce identified with a LEAF Marque logo indicates it has been through …

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Waitrose serves up drinks magazine

Waitrose has launched a new customer magazine. ‘Waitrose Drinks’ focuses on the retailer’s range of ciders, wines, beers and spirits through news and features. The magazine also offers readers advice for entertaining, cocktail recipes, and insight from Waitrose’s wine buying team using content from WaitroseCellar.com, the supermarket’s specialist drinks website. …

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Waitrose hosts a Heston Christmas

Waitrose has announced additions to its Heston from Waitrose range of Christmas fare. This year, Michelin-starred chef Heston Blumenthal (who is a Waitrose ambassador) will introduce a luxury Venison Pate with Sour Cherry (£9). Made with three layers, it comprises coarse, smoked venison; smooth venison with chocolate; and a top …

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Alfresco dining boosts Waitrose sales

Total sales excluding fuel for Waitrose last week (to Saturday July 1) were 0.5% higher compared with the year-ago period. The supermarket chain’s property director Nigel Keen said mixed weather conditions didn’t seem to deter customers from buying foods more traditionally associated with al fresco dining. Quiche sales were up …

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