Tag Archives: Waitrose & Partners

Waitrose shoppers opt for comfort food and drink

Total sales excluding fuel were down 2.1% last week (to Saturday May 18) for Waitrose & Partners. The supermarket group’s supply chain director Wim van Aalst said: “Sales were distorted as a result of last year’s royal wedding and good weather, which fell in the same week last year. “The …

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Waitrose & Partners to treble size of online grocery business

Waitrose & Partners has announced plans to treble the size of its online grocery operation to £1 billion over the next three years. Working in partnership with Today Development Partners (TDP), the supermarket chain said the move will significant increase its capacity and automation. Waitrose.com and TDP intend to develop …

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Waitrose teams up with Emma Bridgewater to create new reusable bag made from recycled plastic bottles

Waitrose & Partners – in partnership with designer Emma Bridgewater and reusable bag manufacturer Jutexpo – has created a new exclusive reusable bag made entirely from recycled plastic bottles, which raises money for the Marine Conservation Society (MCS). The jute-style bag (£6) is created using the material from 12 plastic …

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Waitrose steps up to the plate

Total sales excluding fuel for Waitrose & Partners were down 3.5% last week (to Saturday May 11), compared with a much warmer week last year. Ben Stimson, retail director of the supermarket chain, said: “The cooler weather drove sales of cold weather food and drinks, including hot drinks, soups, and …

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Sales up at Waitrose last week as Easter celebrations unfolded

Total sales excluding fuel were 20.2% higher at Waitrose & Partners last week (to Saturday April 20) than the same week last year – although “comparisons continue to be distorted by Easter falling several weeks later in 2019 compared to last year,” said the department store group’s customer director Martin …

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Waitrose & Partners to launch premium frozen meal range

Frozen food is well and truly back on the menu for 2019 according to Waitrose & Partners, with the supermarket chain reporting that searches for ‘Frozen Ready Meals’ on Waitrose.com are up 500% compared with last year. In response, the retailer has ‘reimagined the frozen meal to give it a …

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Scratch cooking heats up in the UK

New research from Waitrose & Partners has revealed that we are a nation of scratch cooks. The findings of a survey of research 1,000 adults conducted in April by the supermarket chain showed that over half of us (54%) cook from scratch at least four times a week. However, while …

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Waitrose mixes it up in a world first

Waitrose & Partners has launched Sekforde, billed as a range of the world’s first and only mixers created for specific spirits.    The supermarket chain said: ‘Building on the growing trend of premium mixers, Sekforde was started to fill the gap in premium mixers for specific spirits. Championing the unique …

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Waitrose funds fellowships aimed at tackling marine plastics

Waitrose & Partners is funding a number of university fellowships to ‘boost new thinking’ on how to find, test and share solutions to tackle plastic pollution.   The Blue Charter Fellowships, run by the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU), will receive funding from the supermarket chain for 10 new fellowships …

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Shoppers prepare to dust off barbecues this weekend

Waitrose & Partners revealed today (Friday April 18) that it is stocking up on barbecue food ahead of the long weekend, as a mini heatwave of up to 24 degrees is predicted. The supermarket chain forecasts that sales of burgers will rise by 170% compared with last year, with sales …

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