Tag Archives: Waitrose

Waitrose prepares for Halloween

Sales excluding fuel at Waitrose & Partners were down 0.9% last week (to Saturday September 21) compared with the same week last year. The supermarket chain’s customer director Martin George said: “Rosé wine sales increased last week – perhaps encouraged by the unseasonably warm weather towards the weekend – and …

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Indian summer boosts deli sales at Waitrose

Waitrose & Partners’ sales excluding fuel were 1% lower last week (to Saturday September 14) compared with the same period last year. The supermarket chain’s supply chain director Wim Van Aalst said: “With temperatures rising towards the weekend, sales of suncare products increased four-fold. Deli sales were up and soft …

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Waitrose shoppers start September with a health kick

Total sales excluding fuel were down 1% at Waitrose & Partners last week (to Saturday September 7) compared with the same week last year. The supermarket chain’s finance director Ross Avery commented: “As the summer holiday period ended, many customers started their September with a health kick, with sales of …

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Waitrose Unpacked trial launches in Cheltenham as retailer unveils new look store

A dedicated refillable zone, frozen pick and mix, freshly made sushi and dry-aged beef are just some of the new features at Waitrose & Partners’ Cheltenham branch, which unveiled a new look last Friday (September 6). The supermarket chain said Cheltenham is the second store in the UK to introduce …

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Waitrose shoppers seek sunshine-related food and drink

Total sales excluding fuel at Waitrose & Partners were 0.6% higher last week (to Saturday August 24) than the same week last year. The supermarket chain’s personnel director Jo Walmsley said: “The warm bank holiday weekend led to strong sales of drinks, with top performing ranges including rose wines and …

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Sales of home baking products up 9% at Waitrose

Total sales at Waitrose & Partners excluding fuel were down 2.1% last week (to Saturday August 17) compared with the same week last year, as the country continued to experience mixed weather. The supermarket chain’s customer director Martin George said: “Ahead of the first episode of ‘The Great British Bake …

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Waitrose becomes first UK supermarket to sell pullet eggs

This month, Waitrose & Partners will be the first UK supermarket to start selling pullet eggs. The retailer describes pullet eggs as ‘smaller sized eggs are produced by ‘teenage’ hens – around 18 weeks old – which are some of the best quality eggs you can get for cooking. ‘These …

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Comfort food on the menu for Waitrose customers

Total sales excluding fuel were down 1.7% at Waitrose & Partners last week (to Saturday August 10) compared with the same week last year. The supermarket multiple’s supply chain director Wim van Aalst commented: “In a week of changeable weather, sales of comfort foods such as Indian and Chinese ready …

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Waitrose weekly sales down 2.7%

Total sales excluding fuel were 2.7% lower last week (to Saturday August 3) at Waitrose & Partners than the same week last year, as the country continued to see mixed weather. The supermarket chain’s finance director Ross Avery said: “Sales of wine were up, with English and Welsh wine proving …

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Caroline Gardner designs eco-friendly shopping bags in aid of Meningitis Now

Supermarket chain Waitrose & Partners and Jutexpo – the supplier of eco-friendly reusable bags – have joined forces with designer Caroline Gardner to produce a range of shopping bags in aid of UK charity Meningitis Now. The large shopping bags are made from a blend of jute and cotton known …

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