Tag Archives: Waitrose & Partners

Waitrose shoppers crave comfort food

Total sales excluding fuel at Waitrose & Partners were down 0.5% last week (to Saturday November 9) compared with the same week last year. The supermarket chain’s personnel director Jo Walmsley said: “Last week saw a sharp rise in demand for comfort food as temperatures lowered. “Gravy and stock were …

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Waitrose reveals the hottest food and drink trends

Waitrose & Partners has released today (Wednesday November 6) its Food and Drink Report 2019-20. Research for this seventh annual Report, which was carried out throughout 2019, is based on OnePoll consumer research of 2000 people across Britain (not just Waitrose shoppers) and supported by focus group research. The supermarket …

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Wet weather impacts weekly sales at Waitrose

Total sales for Waitrose & Partners excluding fuel were down 4.2% last week (to Saturday November 2) compared with the same week last year. The supermarket chain’s commercial director Rupert Thomas commented: “Last week’s wet weather impacted sales, as well as promotional activity running on different weeks year-on-year. “Bacon butties …

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John Lewis Partnership expands Click & Collect network to third party retailer Boden

John Lewis Partnership (JLP) – which owns and operates department store group John Lewis & Partners and supermarket chain Waitrose & Partners – is providing access to its Click & Collect distribution network to third party retailers. The move starts with a trial in collaboration with clothing retailer Boden, with …

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Christmas bakery sales up at Waitrose

Total sales excluding fuel were down 0.2% at Waitrose & Partners last week (to Saturday October 26) compared with the same week last year. “However, we still saw good sales growth in some categories,” said the supermarket chain’s customer director Martin George. “Supported by strong promotional activity, including our recently …

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John Lewis Partnership to stop selling crackers with plastic toys inside

John Lewis Partnership (JLP), which operates department store group John Lewis & Partners and supermarket chain Waitrose & Partners, has announced that this will be the last Christmas when it sells Christmas crackers with plastic toys inside. Instead, crackers will be filled with toys made from recyclable materials such as …

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Waitrose & Partners announces new UAE shops

Waitrose & Partners has opened a new shop in the UAE under licence with Fine Fare Food Market LLC (FFFM) and has confirmed plans for another. On October 17 it opened a store in The Galleria Mall: a high-end retail mall on Al Marayah Island in Abu Dhabi. The store …

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Waitrose shoppers prepare for Halloween parties and Christmas

Total sales excluding fuel at Waitrose & Partners were 1.2% lower last week (to Saturday October 19) than the same week last year. The supermarket multiple’s supply chain director Wim Van Aalst said: “The very wet weather prompted a boost of warming foods such as ready meals. “Many [shoppers] have …

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Halloween products prove popular at Waitrose

Total sales excluding fuel were up 1.6% at Waitrose & Partners last week (to Saturday October 12) compared with the same week last year. The supermarket chain’s finance director Ross Avery said: “As the temperature drops, winter and comfort foods proved popular with sales of soups up 6% and ready …

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Waitrose prepares for its ‘biggest pumpkin party yet’

Total sales excluding fuel at Waitrose & Partners were down 1.7% last week (to Saturday October 5) compared with the same week last year. The supermarket chain’s personnel director Jo Walmsley said: “As the temperature begins to drop, customers are enjoying comforting food, with sales of Waitrose & Partners No.1 …

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