Tag Archives: Waitrose

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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JLP celebrates diversity

Waitrose & Partners has joined forces with its sister chain John Lewis & Partners to launch a new scheme that enables multilingual staff to wear badges identifying the other languages they speak. The scheme launches this month with an initial 20 badges for: Urdu; Arabic; French; Mandarin; Spanish; German; Italian; …

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Waitrose shoppers crave comfort food

Total sales excluding fuel at Waitrose & Partners were down 0.5% last week (to Saturday November 9) compared with the same week last year. The supermarket chain’s personnel director Jo Walmsley said: “Last week saw a sharp rise in demand for comfort food as temperatures lowered. “Gravy and stock were …

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