Tag Archives: Waitrose

Waitrose launches golden avocados for Christmas

Waitrose & Partners’ hit Easter treat, the Chocolate Avocado, is making its first appearance at Christmas this year, with the sell-out confection being given a sparkly seasonal makeover. The Chocolate Avocado became the supermarket chain’s fastest selling own-brand Easter egg ever in 2018. Although the sweet treat is shaped like …

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Waitrose shoppers enjoy a ‘Scrumptious Summer’

Total sales excluding fuel were up 0.5% at Waitrose & Partners last week (to Saturday July 13) compared with the same week last year. The supermarket chain’s customer director Martin George said: “Our range of Scrumptious Summer products are proving popular with customers, with classic British flavours and products such …

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Waitrose extends ‘While You’re Away’ trial

Waitrose & Partners is extending the trial of its ‘While You’re Away’ service following a successful launch, expanding from 300 postcodes to 818, which are delivered by its fulfilment centre at Coulsdon in south London. The supermarket chain said that following positive feedback and regular use of the service from …

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Waitrose serves up first British plums of the season

As the second week at tennis tournament Wimbledon kicks off, this week sees the first crop of British plums arriving into Waitrose & Partners branches. Waitrose & Partners claims to be the first supermarket to stock the seasonal stone fruit this summer. Retailing at £2.20 for 550g, the Herman variety plums …

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Waitrose shoppers get into the summer spirit

Sales excluding fuel at Waitrose & Partners were 4.1% lower last week (to Saturday July 6) compared with the same period last year. The supermarket group’s supply chain director Wim Van Aalst said: “Customers enjoyed making cocktails as ready-made mixes and garnishes had a strong week. Spirits, cider and soft drinks also …

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Waitrose Cookery Schools introduce kids’ classes for Summer

Waitrose & Partners Cookery Schools are running a series of children’s cookery classes during August to help entertain kids over the summer holidays while teaching them new skills and inspiring a love of food. Classes tailored to children aged from five to eight and nine to 12 will take place …

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Biggest barbecue week of the year for Waitrose

Waitrose & Partners has reported that sales excluding fuel were down 2.5% last week (to Saturday June 29) against the same week last year ‘comparing against consistently hot weather’. The supermarket chain’s finance director Ross Avery said: “With the sun coming out at the end of the week, barbecues were …

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Waitrose adds UK’s first seitan burger to its growing vegan range

Waitrose & Partners claims to have introduced the first seitan burger to the UK. Although made from wheat, seitan becomes similar to the look and texture of meat when cooked, making it a popular meat substitute. It is also called wheat gluten. As demand for vegan dishes continues to rise, …

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John Lewis customers can now return shopping to Waitrose delivery drivers

John Lewis customers can now return their purchases to Waitrose delivery drivers at the same time as they receive their groceries. The service means that the department store group’s shoppers can return clothing and home purchases without leaving the comfort of their own home. Waitrose.com shoppers can simply hand back …

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Father’s Day celebrations leads to strong sales of treats at Waitrose

Sales excluding fuel at Waitrose & Partners last week (to Saturday June 15) were 2.6% lower compared with the same period last year, which saw warmer weather throughout the week. The supermarket chain’s commercial director Rupert Thomas said: “Colder and rainy weather led to sales of warming food, including gravy …

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