Tag Archives: Waitrose

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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Hot weather fuels sales of cool bags by 78% at Waitrose

The hot weather boosted turnover for Waitrose last week (to Saturday June 17) with total sales, excluding fuel, up 6.1% on the year-ago period. The supermarket chain’s finance director Loraine Woodhouse commented that rosé wine sales were up 108%, helped by the timing of a ‘25% off three bottles of …

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Sales of gin overtake other spirits at Waitrose

Following World Gin Day last Saturday (June 10), Waitrose has announced that sales of gin have overtaken all other spirits at the supermarket chain, increasing by more than 20% in the past year alone. Waitrose spirits buyer John Vine said: “It’s no surprise that sales of gin have grown in …

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Waitrose shoppers go alfresco

Total sales at Waitrose were 1.2% higher last week (to Saturday June 3) compared with the year ago period. The supermarket chain’s retail director Ben Stimson said sunshine over the bank holiday and the early part of the week influenced what customers bought. He noted that the retailer’s ‘food to go’ range …

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Snow comes early to Waitrose

As the country enjoys the sunshine, Waitrose shoppers will find snow on the supermarket chain’s shelves this month, in the form of ‘snowbergines’. This is the nickname given to white aubergines which are hitting Waitrose branches nationwide for the first time this week. The grocery multiple said: ‘Early varieties of …

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