Tag Archives: Waitrose

Waitrose appoints director of food service

Waitrose has appointed Simon Burdess as its first director of food service. Simon will join the supermarket chain in September. He is currently vice president, restaurants and bars, with InterContinental Hotels Group. He also has 20 years’ experience in the retail industry, having previously held the post of commercial director …

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Hot weather boosts Waitrose alfresco dining sales

Total sales excluding fuel for Waitrose were up 3.3% last week (to Saturday July 8) on the year-ago period. The supermarket chain’s finance director Lorraine Woodhouse said warmer weather led to strong sales of ice cream which rose by 39%, quiche by 30% and halloumi by 48%. Party food sales …

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Bag-in-box wine is on its way back, says Waitrose

Waitrose predicts that bag-in-box (BiB) wine will make a comeback this summer, as consumers seek practical and environmental alternatives to glass bottles. In response, the retailer has introduced a selection of ‘premium’ BiB wine. It comprises Beefsteak Club Malbec (£20.99/2.25 litres) which is a top-selling red for the supermarket chain, …

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Waitrose launches summer ad campaign

The latest advert from Waitrose aired on TV last week. The supermarket chain’s summer advertising campaign underlines that Waitrose is the only supermarket to insist that all its British fresh fruit and vegetable growers are LEAF marque certified. Produce identified with a LEAF Marque logo indicates it has been through …

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Waitrose serves up drinks magazine

Waitrose has launched a new customer magazine. ‘Waitrose Drinks’ focuses on the retailer’s range of ciders, wines, beers and spirits through news and features. The magazine also offers readers advice for entertaining, cocktail recipes, and insight from Waitrose’s wine buying team using content from WaitroseCellar.com, the supermarket’s specialist drinks website. …

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Waitrose hosts a Heston Christmas

Waitrose has announced additions to its Heston from Waitrose range of Christmas fare. This year, Michelin-starred chef Heston Blumenthal (who is a Waitrose ambassador) will introduce a luxury Venison Pate with Sour Cherry (£9). Made with three layers, it comprises coarse, smoked venison; smooth venison with chocolate; and a top …

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Alfresco dining boosts Waitrose sales

Total sales excluding fuel for Waitrose last week (to Saturday July 1) were 0.5% higher compared with the year-ago period. The supermarket chain’s property director Nigel Keen said mixed weather conditions didn’t seem to deter customers from buying foods more traditionally associated with al fresco dining. Quiche sales were up …

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Waitrose sets recycling goal for own-label packaging

Waitrose has set a target to make its own-label packaging across all food categories widely recyclable, reusable or home compostable by 2025. In a move towards meeting this goal, the supermarket chain has announced that its triangular sandwich wrappers will soon be easier to recycle. This will be achieved by …

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From Prosecco turkey to chocolate mince pies, Waitrose reveals its Christmas 2017 dishes

Waitrose will step back in time this Christmas with a taste of the 1970s, as the supermarket chain creates nostalgic Black Forest-inspired dishes for the festive period. Waitrose ambassador – and Michelin-starred chef – Heston Blumenthal’s Christmas offering is the Heston from Waitrose Black Forest Panettone (£12.50/750g). The retailer said: …

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Pimm’s and ice cream prove popular at Waitrose

Waitrose has reported a 5.5% rise in total sales excluding fuel for last week (to Saturday June 24) compared with the same week last year. The supermarket chain’s IT director Mike Sackman said the warm weather influenced sales in store and online. He commented: “Customers enjoyed time outdoors with sales …

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