Tag Archives: Waitrose

Co-op agrees to buy four Waitrose stores

Co-op has exchanged contracts for the purchase of four convenience stores from Waitrose. An offer has been accepted for Co-op to buy Little Waitrose convenience stores in Colmore Row, Birmingham (3,000sq ft); Portman Square, Baker Street, London (2,800sq ft); Spinningfields, Manchester (3,100sq ft); and the approach to Piccadilly railway station in …

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John Lewis Partnership sets out its agenda in ‘this period of profound change’

John Lewis Partnership (JLP) today (Wednesday June 27) outlined the next phase of its strategy, designed to develop and strengthen the business. With annual gross sales of over £11.5 billion, the retailer operates 50 John Lewis shops across the UK, johnlewis.com, 353 Waitrose shops, waitrose.com and business-to-business contracts in the …

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Summer arrives at Waitrose with a cherry on top!

Divisional sales excluding fuel at Waitrose were up 0.2% last week (to Saturday June 23) compared with the same week last year. The supermarket chain’s commercial director Rupert Thomas said: “The early part of the week faced tough comparatives as a result of hot weather this time last year. However, trade …

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Waitrose launches ‘vin in a tin’

Just in time for the summer festival and picnic season, Waitrose is launching wine in a can, From Monday (June 25), an organic rosé and shiraz sourced by Robert Eden of Chateau Maris, will be available in recyclable 250ml cans – the equivalent to one large glass. The supermarket chain …

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Waitrose introduces vegetable cheesecake

In what is billed as a UK supermarket first, Waitrose has launched two sweet vegetable cheesecakes. The dessert will be available in two flavours of avocado & lime and beetroot & raspberry. The supermarket chain’s desserts product developer Samantha Cooke said: “At Waitrose, we are always innovating. Although carrot cake …

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Waitrose shoppers go big on vegan and vegetarian food

Divisional sales excluding fuel were down 0.1% for Waitrose last week (to Saturday June 16) compared with the same week last year when the UK enjoyed warmer weather. The supermarket chain’s customer director Martin George said Father’s Day led to a strong week of sales for spirits, including cognac, while …

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Houseplants are hot news at Waitrose

Sales excluding fuel at Waitrose were 1.4% higher last week (to Saturday June 9) than last year.​​ The supermarket chain’s IT director Mike Sackman said: “The weather was warmer than expected for many areas of the country, leading to strong sales of summer foods.” Shoppers bought 27% more barbecue meats …

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Waitrose joins forces with Bupa

Waitrose customers are being offered a range of services and activities from healthcare provider Bupa at 17 branches until September 1. The supermarket chain is trialling services including free self-service health stations, that test customers’ BMI, height, weight, blood pressure, heart rate and body fat percentage; mini health assessments with …

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Waitrose launches reusable Emma Bridgewater shopping bag made from recycled plastic bottles

In a ‘first to market’, Waitrose has joined forces with designer Emma Bridgewater and reusable bags manufacturer Jutexpo to create a reusable bag made entirely of recycled plastic bottles. Each bag is created using material from seven plastic bottles, in a process which turns the plastic into a practical fabric …

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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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