Tag Archives: Waitrose

Waitrose introduces new measures to protect customers and staff

Waitrose has today (Tuesday March 24) backed the Government’s plea for social distancing by announcing a set of new measures to help its customers shop safely and to protect its staff. The new measures include: – Supermarkets and convenience shops (excluding Welcome Break and Shell shops) will limit the number …

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Waitrose and John Lewis outline measures to support NHS workers

From today (Monday March 23), Waitrose & Partners will set aside a proportion of ‘hard-to-find’ and essential stock exclusively for NHS workers from every delivery that arrives into its supermarkets. On production of an NHS card, NHS staff will also receive priority checkout treatment in all Waitrose branches, either through …

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John Lewis temporarily closes all 50 shops

The John Lewis Partnership (JLP) announced today (Saturday March 21) that it has ‘taken the difficult decision’ to temporarily close all of its 50 John Lewis shops at close of business on Monday (March 23) as a result of the impact of coronavirus. Johnlewis.com will continue to operate as normal, …

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John Lewis Partnership announces new measures to support customers and the vulnerable

The John Lewis Partnership, which owns and operates department store group John Lewis & Partners and supermarket chain Waitrose & Partners, has today (Thursday March 19) announced new measures to help its shops meet the needs of customers, with a particular focus on the elderly and the vulnerable. These include …

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Waitrose & Partners closure announcement

Waitrose & Partners said it ‘has taken the difficult decision’ to close three branches at Helensburgh in Argyll & Bute in Scotland, Four Oaks in the West Midlands, and Waterlooville in Hampshire. The supermarket retailer said details of the arrangements are not yet finalised but the expectation is that Helensburgh …

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Waitrose.com launches expansion plan in preparation for its split from Ocado

Waitrose & Partners is starting a national online roll-out programme this week – adding its Waitrose.com online delivery service to 24 more of its supermarkets across the country. The grocery retailer said the shops are strategically placed to handle increased demand for its online shopping service, in preparation for its …

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Waitrose reveal hottest food and drink trends

Sales figures from Waitrose & Partners show customers embraced Dry January and Veganuary last month – and are continuing to stick to these popular New Year’s resolutions. Sales of no and low alcohol wines, beers and spirits have seen a 102% uplift in the first week in February compared with …

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Waitrose shoppers spruce up homes and gardens

Total sales excluding fuel were down 1.6% at Waitrose & Partners last week (to Saturday January 25) compared with the same week last year. The supermarket chain’s commercial director Rupert Thomas commented: “Many shoppers were still taking part in Veganuary and Dry January, with sales of vegan and vegetarian food, …

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Book swap as you food shop at Waitrose

Book lovers can now share their favourite reads with others in selected Waitrose $ Partners cafés, as part of the supermarket chain’s new book swap initiative. A successful trial in five Waitrose shops last year (at Cheltenham, Hythe, Lincoln, Lymington and Worthing) encouraged customers to leave their much-loved books in …

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Winter blooms prove popular at Waitrose

Divisional sales, excluding fuel, were down 2.8% at Waitrose & Partners last week (to Saturday January 18). The supermarket chain’s customer director Martin George commented: “Warming dishes like pies and traditional ready meals saw strong sales last week. Flowers and plants also proved popular, as shoppers brightened up their homes …

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