Tag Archives: Waitrose

Waitrose shoppers brighten up their homes

Divisional sales excluding fuel were up 0.3% for Waitrose last week (to Saturday May 26) compared with the same week last year. The supermarket chain’s finance director Loraine Woodhouse said: “Shoppers chose to brighten up their homes ahead of the long weekend, with sales of houseplants up 29% compared with last …

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Waitrose to expand vegan and vegetarian offer by 60%

Waitrose is set to expand its total vegan and vegetarian food assortment by 60%. In a supermarket first, the retailer will also introduce a dedicated vegan section, which will be signposted in its shops. In total, the range will feature 125 ingredients, ready meals and other meat-free products. Among 50 …

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Fruit, ice cream and BBQ meat sales boom at Waitrose

Total sales excluding fuel for Waitrose last week (to Saturday May 12) were up 3.8% on last year, as warmer weather influenced customers’ purchases. The supermarket chain’s personnel director Jo Walmsley said: “The week saw our biggest sales of ice cream this year, up 55% compared with the same week …

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Alfresco dining on the menu for Waitrose shoppers

Total sales excluding fuel for Waitrose were up 5.9% last week (to Saturday May 5) year-on-year, driven by the sunshine and warmer temperatures enjoyed by much of the UK towards the end of the seven-day period. Barbecue meat sales were up by 40%, with meat counter sales seeing a 14% …

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Waitrose stocks Cornish Blue duck eggs for first time

Waitrose has extended its speciality eggs range to include Cornish Blue duck eggs, available exclusively at the supermarket chain. The debut of these greenish-blue shelled eggs – which are from wild mallard ducks on Cornish farms – follows growing demand for speciality eggs at the retailer, which has seen a 30% …

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Waitrose shoppers go for canned soup and spring cleaning

Total sales excluding fuel were down 21.2% at Waitrose last week (to Saturday April 14) compared with the same week last year. The supermarket chain’s retail director Ben Stimson said: “Comparisons are heavily distorted by the earlier fall of Easter this year. This means that data is being compared to 2017’s …

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Romania tipped as the latest wine hotspot

Waitrose has reported a surge in the popularity of Romanian wine, as sales increase by 17% year-on-year. The supermarket chain’s own-label Blueprint Romanian Pinot Noir is showing a rise in sales of 60% against last year, as the cherry-scented variety proves popular with shoppers. Waitrose wine buyer Victoria Mason said: …

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Waitrose shoppers opt for Easter roasts and spring cleans

Total sales excluding fuel for Waitrose for last week (to Saturday April 7) were down 16.2% compared with the same week last year. The supermarket chain’s commercial director Rupert Thomas said: “Comparisons are heavily distorted by the earlier fall of Easter this year, which means that we are comparing six …

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Waitrose to remove all disposable coffee cups in shops by autumn 2018

Waitrose has today (Tuesday April 10) committed to removing all takeaway disposable coffee cups from its shops by autumn 2018, saving more than 52 million cups a year. Customers who are members of the supermarket chain’s loyalty scheme, myWaitrose, will continue to have the option of free tea or coffee …

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Easter baking range sales up 49% at Waitrose

Total sales excluding fuel for Waitrose last week (to Saturday March 31) were 19% higher than the same week last year, with comparisons distorted by the fall of the Easter weekend. The strongest performing categories were linked with entertaining family and friends at home over the Easter weekend, including snacking …

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