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Waitrose commits to removing 134 million plastic bags

Waitrose & Partners has committed to removing loose fruit and vegetable plastic bags by spring 2019 and 5p single-use plastic carrier bags by March 2019 in all its shops. The move will save 134 million plastic bags: the equivalent of 500 tonnes of plastic a year.   The retailer claims …

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Waitrose shoppers seek warming foods in autumnal weather

Total sales excluding fuel were down 0.6% at Waitrose & Partners last week (to Saturday September 22) compared with the same week last year. The supermarket chain’s customer director Martin George said: “More autumnal weather conditions prompted customers to seek out warming foods, with fresh soups up 9% and root …

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Waitrose & Partners launches two-hour delivery trial

Waitrose & Partners customers can now have their food and drink delivered straight to their door within two hours or on the same day for the first time as part of a new trial. The supermarket chain has teamed up with retail delivery service On the dot to launch ‘Waitrose …

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Rebrands for John Lewis and Waitrose

The John Lewis Partnership has renamed its John Lewis and Waitrose brands to highlight their employee-owned status. The John Lewis Partnership is the UK’s largest example of an employee-owned business where all 83,000 staff are ‘Partners’ or co-owners. The department store group John Lewis been now has renamed ‘John Lewis …

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Cheesy wedding cakes on trend at Waitrose

With the wedding season coming to a close, Waitrose has revealed that tiered cheese cakes have become increasingly popular among newlyweds, with sales of cheese wedding cakes up an average of 49% compared with last year. The most popular choices are five-tier cheese wedding cakes, with sales of the Florence …

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Waitrose shoppers enjoy Bank Holiday roast dinners

Sales at Waitrose excluding fuel were down by 2.2% last week (to Saturday August 25) compared with last year. The supermarket chain’s customer director Martin George said: “A cold and wet weekend for most of the country contrasted with a very hot bank holiday weekend last year. “The cooler temperatures …

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Waitrose customers turn to cooler weather options

Divisional sales at Waitrose excluding fuel were down last week (to Saturday August 18) to 1.1% compared with the same week last year. Jo Walmsley, personnel director of the supermarket chain, said: “Customers turned to cooler weather options as the summer sunshine begins to wane. Sales of slow-cooked meat dishes …

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Waitrose shoppers enjoy a taste of Italy

Divisional sales at Waitrose excluding fuel were up 1.6% last week (to Saturday August 11) compared with the same week last year. The supermarket chain’s retail director Ben Stimson said: “Shoppers getting ready for their summer breaks stocked up on suncare which saw sales rise by 75%, and travel products, …

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Home compostable own-label coffee pods coming to Waitrose

Waitrose claims it will be the first major retailer to sell own-label home compostable coffee pods when its new range hits shelves in December. The four Waitrose 1 coffee capsules will be compatible with Nespresso machines. All are Fairtrade certified and will be sold in cardboard packaging which will be …

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British sunflower sales thrive in heatwave

British sunflowers are enjoying a bumper crop this year thanks to the heatwave – with annual sales up 46% at Waitrose. The supermarket chain’s flower buyer Nicola Wall said: “Sunflowers love the sun and these summertime favourites are proving very popular this year. As we enjoy the blistering heatwave, the …

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