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Waitrose achieves ‘responsible sourcing’ first

Waitrose has become the first supermarket chain to ensure that all of its branded and own-label canned tuna is either Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified or pole and line caught – meaning it is 100% responsibly sourced. The retailer said the achievement is the result of working over the last year …

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Waitrose shoppers in festive mood

Sales excluding fuel at Waitrose were up 0.5% last week (ending Saturday November 18). The supermarket chain’s IT director Mike Sackman said: “Customers’ Christmas preparations are well under way, with sales of chocolate selection boxes rising by 22%. “Additionally, sales of Panettone and Christmas crackers, which were both on a …

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John Lewis weekly sales up 0.3%

Total sales for John Lewis for last week (ending Saturday November 18) were £114.5 million – up 0.3% on the same week last year. The department store group’s director of online product Sienna Veit said Home sales were down 1.4%. She commented: “Customers beginning to prepare for Christmas took advantage …

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Booze and vegetarian dishes boost Waitrose sales

Total sales excluding fuel for Waitrose were up 2.1% last week (to Saturday October 28) on last year. The supermarket chain’s customer director Martin George said sales of vegetarian food increased by 24% as Waitrose unveiled its biggest ever range of meat-free foods. With the introduction of 30 new dishes, …

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Cookshop sales up 4% for John Lewis

Total sales for John Lewis for last week (to Saturday October 28) were £98.7 million, down 4% on the same week last year. The department store group’s customer director Craig Inglis said Home sales were down 2%, primarily due to fewer promotions. But lighting sales and Cookshop were positively impacted, …

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Sales of wines, beers and spirits soar at Waitrose

Total sales for Waitrose, excluding fuel, were up 2.5% last week (to Saturday September 21) on last year, helped by online sales and a strong performance in wines, beers and spirits. The supermarket chain’s supply chain director Wim van Aalst said online sales were up 23% compared with the same week …

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Home sales slip 2.5% at John Lewis

Total sales at John Lewis for last week (to Saturday October 7) were £89.1 million, down 0.9% on last year. Head of shop trade for Central and Midlands Amanda Dammers reported that Home sales were down 2.5%. But she added: “Our Christmas Villages continue to perform strongly and Halloween products …

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Waitrose weekly sales up 3.4%

Total sales excluding fuel were up 3.4% for Waitrose last week (to Saturday September 2) against last year. The supermarket chain’s retail director Ben Stimson attributed the performance in part to a promotion offering 25% off all wine and champagne (three bottles or more). He said the warm bank holiday …

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Home sales drop 5.5% at John Lewis

Total sales for John Lewis for last week (to Saturday September 2) were down 0.5% to £87.1 million. The department store group’s operations director Dino Rocos said Home sales dropped 5.5%, partly due to annualising of price match promotions in the same week last year. But sales of Beds and …

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Waitrose shoppers go alfresco

Total sales excluding fuel for Waitrose were 1.4% lower last week (to Saturday August 26) than the year-ago period. Finance director Loraine Woodhouse noted that in the same week last year, the supermarket chain ran a half-price event and significant marketing activity – neither of which ran last week. She …

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