Tag Archives: Waitrose & Partners

Waitrose launches Gin O’Clock experience

A new gin tasting experience is available from Waitrose & Partners for shoppers to enjoy five different gins without leaving their homes. ‘Gin O’Clock’ is a two hour session led by one of the supermarket chain’s specialists, either hosted at home, or in hired accommodation, an office or event space. …

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Fiona Cairns: from baking to beauty

Waitrose & Partners is exclusively launching a new collection of luxury body and bath products from celebrated cake maker Fiona Cairns. Taking inspiration from her baking, Fiona’s range features floral designs and ingredients such as majestic rose, pink pepper and hints of spice, with undertones of amber and musk. The …

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Easter comes early at Waitrose

Total sales excluding fuel were down by 0.5% at Waitrose & Partners last week (to Saturday March 16) compared with the same period in 2018, when the run-up to Easter – which fell earlier last year – had already started. The supermarket chain’s personnel director Jo Walmsley commented: “With Spring …

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Waitrose launches home compostable bag for fresh produce

Waitrose & Partners has introduced a home compostable bag – for its Waitrose Duchy Organic bananas – the first of the retailer’s fresh produce to be sold in a home compostable bag. The supermarket chain said the move to the bag, which is made with non-GM corn, will save an …

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Weekly sales down 8.8% for Waitrose

Total sales excluding fuel for Waitrose & Partners were down 8.8% last week (to Saturday March 9). The supermarket chain’s commercial director Rupert Thomas said: “Sales were distorted by challenging comparisons against the same week last year, when sales were higher due to Britain recovering from the ‘Beast from the …

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Waitrose’s sell-out Chocolate Avocado Easter egg makes a return

Total sales excluding fuel at Waitrose & Partners were 0.9% higher last week (to Saturday March 2) compared with the same period last year. The retailer’s customer director Martin George said: “As shoppers enjoyed spring-like weather, sales of soft fruits, salads and prepared veg were up, as were sales of deli …

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John Lewis Partnership recognised as Disability Confident Leader

John Lewis Partnership (JLP) has achieved Disability Confident Leader status – the highest accreditation in the Department for Work and Pensions’ scheme which recognises and supports employers who recruit and retain people with disabilities. JLP owns and operates retail brands John Lewis & Partners and Waitrose & Partners. It is …

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Easter buns selling like hot cakes at Waitrose

Sales of hot cross buns are up 40% at Waitrose & Partners compared with the same period in 2018, as shoppers enjoy the supermarket chain’s wide range of flavour combinations for the seasonal treat. In addition, searches for ‘hot cross buns’ on www.Waitrose.com are up over 11%. This year, the …

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John Lewis Partnership shortlists six entrepreneurs for its retail innovation programme

The John Lewis Partnership has announced that following a competitive pitch day for its retail innovation programme JLAB, it will continue discussions with six businesses. The retailer is ‘seeking innovative ideas to deliver more inspirational, immersive and personalised in-store shopping experiences’. Over 160 businesses entered the contest, with the chance …

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Waitrose shoppers prepare for Easter

Total sales excluding fuel for Waitrose & Partners were up 1% last week (to Saturday February 16) compared with the same week last year. The supermarket chain’s finance director Ross Avery said: “Love was in the air last week as shoppers looked to treat their loved ones, with sales of Valentine’s …

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