Tag Archives: Waitrose & Partners

JLP sells parcel of land at Leckford Estate

The John Lewis Partnership (JLP) – which owns and operates John Lewis & Partners and Waitrose & Partners – has announced the sale completion of a parcel of land belonging to the Waitrose & Partners Farm at Leckford Estate in Hampshire. The 466ha parcel of land (1,200 acres) has been …

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Weekly sales up 5% at Waitrose

Total sales excluding fuel at Waitrose & Partners were 0.5% higher last week (to Saturday January 4) than the same week last year. The supermarket chain’s commercial director Rupert Thomas said: “Customers were in celebratory mood ahead of the New Year with sales of Champagne and sparkling wines up 25% …

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A Rose-mary Christmas from Waitrose

Sales at Waitrose & Partners were down 3.9% last week (to Saturday November 30) compared with the same week last year. Rupert Thomas, commercial director of the supermarket chain, said: “Sales were impacted by Black Friday, which fell in the previous trading week last year and focused consumer attention towards …

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John Lewis and Waitrose join FareShare to host festive feasts

More than 1,000 people across the country have been invited to enjoy a ‘Festive Feast’ hosted by Waitrose & Partners and John Lewis & Partners, as part of the retailers’ campaign to bring people together this Christmas. Food redistribution charity FareShare has nominated more than 50 charities to take part, …

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Brits get set to embrace Thanksgiving

Waitrose & Partners expects ‘more Brits than ever’ to embrace the American holiday of Thanksgiving this Thursday (November 28), with online searches for ‘thanksgiving’ up 49% on Waitrose.com. The supermarket chain predicts that dishes classically associated with the festive occasion such as pumpkin pie, turkey, sweet potatoes with marshmallows are …

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Waitrose shoppers get into the Christmas spirit

Total sales excluding fuel were down 1.3% at Waitrose & Partners last week (to Saturday November 23) compared with the same week last year. The supermarket group’s supply chain director Wim Van Aalst said: “Customers are already entering into the Christmas spirit and preparing for lots of feasting with Christmas …

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Waitrose & Partners to export to Jordan

Waitrose & Partners started exporting to Jordan for the first time on Saturday (November 23). The retailer has reached an agreement with Cozmo, a five-strong supermarket chain in the country’s capital of Amman. Waitrose said Cozmo, which opened its first store in 2003, is the leading supermarket in Amman, combining …

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The nation celebrates Stir-Up Sunday

Today (November 24) is the last Sunday before the season of Advent, and home cooks up and down the country will be setting to work on their Christmas puddings, as supermarket chain Waitrose & Partners reveals that online searches for ‘Christmas pudding’ are up 21% year-on-year. Dating back to the …

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Christmas ‘kicks into full swing’ at Waitrose

Total sales excluding fuel at Waitrose & Partners were up 2.6% last week (to Saturday November 16) compared with the same week last year. The supermarket chain’s finance director Ross Avery said: “Last week we launched our joint Christmas advert – Excitable Edgar – with [sister company] John Lewis with …

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John Lewis & Waitrose create experimental concept shop

John Lewis & Partners and Waitrose & Partners will launch a customer-centric concept shop at its Southampton location opening tomorrow (Tuesday November 19), where a combination of services and experiences led by staff will take centre stage on every floor. If these ‘experience playgrounds’ are successful, they could be rolled …

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