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Waitrose weekly sales boosted by booze and vegan ranges

Total sales excluding fuel were up 7.5% at Waitrose & Partners last week (to Saturday January 5) compared with the same week last year, with trading boosted by the additional day of sales in the run-up to New Year’s Eve. The supermarket chain’s IT director Mike Sackman said: “Customers were …

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Waitrose sales ‘in line with expectations’ over festive fortnight

The sales performance for Waitrose & Partners for the weeks ending December 22 and December 29 was “in line with expectations,” according to the supermarket chain’s director of shop trading Mark Gifford. He said: “As always at this time of year, our sales figures are heavily distorted by the fall …

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Waitrose & Partners launches branch in Evesham

Waitrose & Partners unveiled a new branch on November 22 in the Worcestershire market town of Evesham. The supermarket chain’s new store, which has created 100 jobs, carries thousands of food and drink products, including Waitrose’s Christmas range ready for the festive season. It also has a cafe and a …

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Cheese fondue revival bubbles over

Waitrose & Partners has reported that its sales of fondue cheese increased by 15.7% in November compared with the year-ago period. The supermarket chain said: ‘Fondue is enjoying a revival, thanks to its nostalgic qualities and the fun it adds to social occasions, with guests gathering round and sharing the …

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Waitrose unveils plans for 42 more supper clubs

Waitrose & Partners is to roll out its supper club concept to a further 42 shops working with WeFiFo, the social dining platform. More than 1,300 guests are expected to be served over the course of the events, which will be held in 42 different branches of the supermarket chain …

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Waitrose launches a new spirit and gets set to open a new store

Total sales at Waitrose excluding fuel were down 1.5% last week (to Saturday November 17) compared with the equivalent week last year. The supermarket chain’s commercial director Rupert Thomas said popular food and drink over the period included Christmas bakery products, along with its specialty beers range and mixers for …

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Victorian veg makes comeback at Waitrose

Total sales excluding fuel were up 0.8% at Waitrose & Partners last week (to Saturday November 10) compared with the same week last year. The supermarket chain’s customer director Martin George said: ‘Sharing dishes were popular with shoppers, with sales of our World Deli range up 27%, olives and antipasti …

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Sourdough and stone fruit sales soar at Waitrose

Sales excluding fuel were up 1% at Waitrose & Partners last week (to Saturday November 3), compared with the same period a year ago. The supermarket chain’s IT director Mike Sackman said: “Sales of sourdough rose by 49%, with sourdough crumpets also proving popular, up 15%. Stone fruit had a …

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Waitrose shoppers plan for Halloween and Christmas

Total sales excluding fuel were down 0.5% at Waitrose & Parners last week (to Saturday October 20) compared with the same week last year. Wim Van Aalst, supply chain director of the supermarket retailer, said: “Customers are busy planning for forthcoming seasonal celebrations with Halloween and Christmas grocery sales both …

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Sales of vegan and vegetarian food up 85% at Waitrose

Total sales excluding fuel were down 1% for Waitrose & Partners last week (to Saturday October 13) compared with the same period last year. Sales of vegan and vegetarian food increased by 85% as the supermarket chain added 30 new dishes to its range. The vegetarian, vegan and flexitarian products …

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