Tag Archives: Waitrose

Waitrose shoppers opt for Autumnal fare

Sales excluding fuel rose by 0.6% per cent last week (to Saturday August 19) at Waitrose, as the cooler weather saw shoppers stocking up on typically autumnal items. The supermarket chain’s IT director Mike Sackman noted that “root vegetables were in demand, for example, as parsnip sales increased by 39%. …

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Quirky finds in The Good Food Guide 2018

An eatery housed in a former strip club and a café on a posh holiday park are among the most unusual dining establishments championed by ‘The Good Food Guide 2018’. The latest edition of the UK restaurant guide features four new entries housed under railway arches: Umezushi in Manchester; Hart’s …

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A plea from the Editor of The Good Food Guide 2018

While some restaurant trends are a benefit to the customer, such as offering free tap water as standard, others can be off-putting, according to the editor of The Good Food Guide. Elizabeth Carter has issued a plea for two trends to fade. She said: “Restaurants are getting noisier – that’s …

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Fish restaurant swims to the top of The Good Food Guide

The 2018 edition of ‘The Good Food Guide’ has revealed its top places to dine in the UK. The eatery awarded the number one spot is Restaurant Nathan Outlaw in the Cornish village of Port Isaac, which achieved a score of 10 for the second year running. This result is …

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Gin continues to be a top seller at Waitrose

Total sales excluding fuel were 0.4% higher for Waitrose in week to Saturday August 12, compared with the same week last year. The supermarket chain’s supply chain director Wim van Aalst said: “Our Waitrose 1 promotion [of 25% off the grocery multiple’s premium food range] continued to be a success …

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Waitrose launches ad campaign and opens new store

Total sales excluding fuel for Waitrose last week (to Saturday August 5) were 2.1% higher compared with the same week last year. Property and development director Nigel Keen said activity was focused on the supermarket chain’s premium food range, Waitrose 1, during the second half of the week. A national …

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A maze of maize all set for Waitrose summer festival

A three and a half acre maze of maize has been created for a summer festival being held on Waitrose’s farm in Hampshire later this month. The Waitrose Summer Festival will take place from August 18 to August 20 at Leckford Estate, which is the supermarket’s farm. While enjoying food, …

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Waitrose launches gin created by a customer

Waitrose has introduced its first ever gin created by a customer. The Espirit d’Été Gin (£39/70cl) was made using the blend from a gin-making competition run by the supermarket chain. Guests at the inaugural Waitrose Drinks Festival, held in London last September, were invited to join a gin masterclass with …

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Waitrose opens in Surrey’s new Addlestone One development

Waitrose officially launched a branch at Addlestone One last Thursday (August 3), becoming the first retailer to open at the new development in the Surrey town centre. The 6,000sq ft convenience store will provide more than 10,000 food and drink products, as well as a fresh bakery and John Lewis …

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Cheese and Chinese meals on the menu for Waitrose shoppers

Total sales excluding fuel at Waitrose last week (to Saturday July 29) nudged up 0.6% against the year-ago period. Reviewing the supermarket chain’s trading performance, commercial director Rupert Thomas said: “After our success at the International Cheese Awards, our speciality cheese sales were up 5.6%. Butters and spreads also had …

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