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Waitrose unveils its first monochrome Christmas advert

Waitrose aims to put community spirit at the heart of its Christmas campaign with an atmospheric TV advert which made its debut last Sunday (November 12). The supermarket chain’s first black and white advert is inspired by real life events at a remote pub in the Yorkshire Dales, where local …

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Booze and vegetarian dishes boost Waitrose sales

Total sales excluding fuel for Waitrose were up 2.1% last week (to Saturday October 28) on last year. The supermarket chain’s customer director Martin George said sales of vegetarian food increased by 24% as Waitrose unveiled its biggest ever range of meat-free foods. With the introduction of 30 new dishes, …

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Waitrose launches its biggest ever vegetarian range

In response to rising demand for vegetarian food, Waitrose has unveiled its biggest ever range of meat-free foods. With the introduction of 30 new dishes, the supermarket chain is increasing its shop space devoted to vegetarian foods by an average of 35%. Launched last week, the range includes an exclusive …

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Sales of wines, beers and spirits soar at Waitrose

Total sales for Waitrose, excluding fuel, were up 2.5% last week (to Saturday September 21) on last year, helped by online sales and a strong performance in wines, beers and spirits. The supermarket chain’s supply chain director Wim van Aalst said online sales were up 23% compared with the same week …

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Waitrose opens new shop in Dubai

Waitrose launched a new convenience shop in Dubai last Thursday (October 12), as part of its partnership with Fine Fare Food Market LLC. The supermarket chain’s 4,900sq ft store is in the new Dar Wasl shopping centre, which is in a busy residential area, and is designed to provide a …

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Waitrose opens in Winchmore Hill

Supermarket chain Waitrose opened a branch at Winchmore Hill in north London yesterday (Thursday October 12). Local MP Bambos Charalambous was joined by store manager Aman Sandha and staff in cutting the ribbon and welcoming the shop’s first customers. The 6,000sq ft branch on Regents Park Road will provide thousands …

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Waitrose extends ‘Cook Well’ recipe box trial

Waitrose is extending the trial of its ‘Cook Well from Waitrose’ recipe box service with 60 new dishes, an extra delivery, and the option to order a box for a family of four. The boxes contain pre-portioned, bagged ingredients and recipe cards which are delivered direct to customers’ homes free …

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Waitrose announces London festival

Following the success of its inaugural event last September, Waitrose has announced the launch of its second Drinks Festival. To be held at County Hall in London from November 17 to November 19, the event is expected to attract up to 4,000 consumers to sample wines, beers, spirits and speciality …

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Little Waitrose opens in London’s Finchley Central

Waitrose officially opened a London branch of Little Waitrose at Finchley Central last Thursday (September 14). The supermarket chain’s convenience shop, on Regents Park Road, was unveiled by branch manager Mark Porter and two of his team, along with a representative from one of the first local causes chosen to benefit …

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Waitrose weekly sales up 3.4%

Total sales excluding fuel were up 3.4% for Waitrose last week (to Saturday September 2) against last year. The supermarket chain’s retail director Ben Stimson attributed the performance in part to a promotion offering 25% off all wine and champagne (three bottles or more). He said the warm bank holiday …

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