Tag Archives: Waitrose

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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Waitrose doubles vegan range for 2020

This January, Waitrose & Partners will add over 30 new own-label vegan products, doubling the range from last year to over 120 products in total. The supermarket chain says the new range includes a number of ‘first-to-market innovations’ such as vegan no egg fried rice, comprising cooked rice with tofu, …

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Waitrose shoppers stock up for the party season

Total sales excluding fuel at Waitrose & Partners were down 2.5% last week (to Saturday December 7) compared with the same week last year. The supermarket chain’s commercial director Rupert Thomas said: “Good performers included party food and the return of our ‘10 Fine Wines at £10’ promotion. Both proved …

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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 & 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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John Lewis and Waitrose launch joint Christmas TV advert

In their first ever joint Christmas campaign, John Lewis & Partners and Waitrose & Partners have come together to create an advert which tells the story of a girl and her friendship with an young dragon. From 6am today (Thursday November 14), staff at both John Lewis and Waitrose were …

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