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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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Houseplants are hot news at Waitrose

Sales excluding fuel at Waitrose were 1.4% higher last week (to Saturday June 9) than last year.​​ The supermarket chain’s IT director Mike Sackman said: “The weather was warmer than expected for many areas of the country, leading to strong sales of summer foods.” Shoppers bought 27% more barbecue meats …

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Waitrose joins forces with Bupa

Waitrose customers are being offered a range of services and activities from healthcare provider Bupa at 17 branches until September 1. The supermarket chain is trialling services including free self-service health stations, that test customers’ BMI, height, weight, blood pressure, heart rate and body fat percentage; mini health assessments with …

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Waitrose launches reusable Emma Bridgewater shopping bag made from recycled plastic bottles

In a ‘first to market’, Waitrose has joined forces with designer Emma Bridgewater and reusable bags manufacturer Jutexpo to create a reusable bag made entirely of recycled plastic bottles. Each bag is created using material from seven plastic bottles, in a process which turns the plastic into a practical fabric …

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Waitrose shoppers brighten up their homes

Divisional sales excluding fuel were up 0.3% for Waitrose last week (to Saturday May 26) compared with the same week last year. The supermarket chain’s finance director Loraine Woodhouse said: “Shoppers chose to brighten up their homes ahead of the long weekend, with sales of houseplants up 29% compared with last …

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Waitrose to expand vegan and vegetarian offer by 60%

Waitrose is set to expand its total vegan and vegetarian food assortment by 60%. In a supermarket first, the retailer will also introduce a dedicated vegan section, which will be signposted in its shops. In total, the range will feature 125 ingredients, ready meals and other meat-free products. Among 50 …

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Fruit, ice cream and BBQ meat sales boom at Waitrose

Total sales excluding fuel for Waitrose last week (to Saturday May 12) were up 3.8% on last year, as warmer weather influenced customers’ purchases. The supermarket chain’s personnel director Jo Walmsley said: “The week saw our biggest sales of ice cream this year, up 55% compared with the same week …

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Alfresco dining on the menu for Waitrose shoppers

Total sales excluding fuel for Waitrose were up 5.9% last week (to Saturday May 5) year-on-year, driven by the sunshine and warmer temperatures enjoyed by much of the UK towards the end of the seven-day period. Barbecue meat sales were up by 40%, with meat counter sales seeing a 14% …

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Waitrose stocks Cornish Blue duck eggs for first time

Waitrose has extended its speciality eggs range to include Cornish Blue duck eggs, available exclusively at the supermarket chain. The debut of these greenish-blue shelled eggs – which are from wild mallard ducks on Cornish farms – follows growing demand for speciality eggs at the retailer, which has seen a 30% …

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Waitrose shoppers go for canned soup and spring cleaning

Total sales excluding fuel were down 21.2% at Waitrose last week (to Saturday April 14) compared with the same week last year. The supermarket chain’s retail director Ben Stimson said: “Comparisons are heavily distorted by the earlier fall of Easter this year. This means that data is being compared to 2017’s …

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