Tag Archives: Waitrose

Waitrose launches ‘Too Good To Wait’ Christmas ad campaign

Waitrose & Partners is breaking with tradition this year with a series of six 30-second lighthearted Christmas TV adverts rather than just one, on the theme of ‘Too Good To Wait’. In a first with ITV, to tie in with the idea of ‘Too Good To Wait’, viewers will see …

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Sourdough and stone fruit sales soar at Waitrose

Sales excluding fuel were up 1% at Waitrose & Partners last week (to Saturday November 3), compared with the same period a year ago. The supermarket chain’s IT director Mike Sackman said: “Sales of sourdough rose by 49%, with sourdough crumpets also proving popular, up 15%. Stone fruit had a …

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Waitrose shoppers get set for Halloween

Total sales excluding fuel for Waitrose were flat last week (to Saturday October 27) compared with the same week last year. The supermarket chain’s retail director Ben Stimson said: “Halloween celebrations were well underway as shoppers looked to decorate their homes, with sales of Halloween flowers up by 44%. “Customers …

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Waitrose shoppers plan for Halloween and Christmas

Total sales excluding fuel were down 0.5% at Waitrose & Parners last week (to Saturday October 20) compared with the same week last year. Wim Van Aalst, supply chain director of the supermarket retailer, said: “Customers are busy planning for forthcoming seasonal celebrations with Halloween and Christmas grocery sales both …

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Heston brings sweetbreads to Waitrose & Partners

Heston Blumenthal is bringing back a forgotten cut of meat to Waitrose & Partners. The dish – Heston from Waitrose Veal Chop & Sweetbreads with Sauce Reform and a Sherry Vinegar Butter – is inspired by a creation on offer at the celebrity chef’s one Michelin star restaurant: The Hind’s …

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Waitrose launches own-label vegan and vegetarian range

As the number of consumers adopting a vegan, vegetarian and flexitarian diet continues to grow, Waitrose & Partners has reported that sales of vegan and vegetarian products are up 85% compared with last year. To celebrate this trend, the supermarket chain is expanding its offering with the launch of an …

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Sales of vegan and vegetarian food up 85% at Waitrose

Total sales excluding fuel were down 1% for Waitrose & Partners last week (to Saturday October 13) compared with the same period last year. Sales of vegan and vegetarian food increased by 85% as the supermarket chain added 30 new dishes to its range. The vegetarian, vegan and flexitarian products …

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The Great Vegan Bake Off effect hits Waitrose

Channel 4 series ‘The Great British Bake Off’ tackled Vegan Week for the first time ever on Tuesday (October 9), with contestants throwing out eggs and butter to create a ‘savoury pastry Signature without butter, a cracking Technical and a risky but spectacular Showstopper’. In light of Vegan Week, Waitrose & Partners …

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Waitrose shoppers opt for Autumnal dishes and festive fare

Sales at Waitrose & Partners excluding fuel were up 1.1% last week (to Saturday October 6), compared with the year-ago period. The supermarket chain’s personnel director Jo Walmsley said: “Sales of root vegetables, including onions and carrots, rose by 8.5%, as shoppers made hearty autumnal dishes at home. “Stone fruit …

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Waitrose to deliver and put away your shopping while you’re out

Waitrose & Partners says it is the UK’s first supermarket to deliver groceries to customers inside the home and put them away while they are out. The grocer will initially test demand for the new service, which is called ‘While You’re Away’, with 100 customers located within the delivery area …

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