Tag Archives: Waitrose

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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Slow cooking products hotting up at Waitrose

With the summer weather on hold last week, Waitrose & Partners reports that slow cooking products are hotting up. The supermarket chain reports that sales of the Waitrose & Partners Slow Cooked range were up 82% last week, with searches for slow cooked on Waitrose.com up by 247% compared with …

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Waitrose invests in service counters with plans to train fishmongers and butchers

Waitrose & Partners has unveiled plans to place its service counters centre stage in order to differentiate its offer from competitors. The supermarket chain is launching a pilot scheme to raise the expertise of staff working on their service counters. Initially training 10 fishmongers and 10 butchers, the longer term …

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Waitrose extends Rapid Delivery trial outside London

Waitrose & Partners is to extend its Waitrose Rapid Delivery trial outside London for the first time following its success in the capital. The service, which enables customers to have up to 25 grocery items from a choice of more than 2,000 products listed at rapid.waitrose.com delivered to their home or …

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Bakery sales strong at Waitrose

Total sales excluding fuel were down 0.8% at Waitrose & Partners last week (to Saturday June 1) compared with the same week last year. The supermarket chain’s supply chain director Wim van Aalst said: “Sales of bakery were strong, led by products in our Scrumptious Summer range, including cakes (up 8%) and …

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Waitrose & Partners launches ‘Unpacked’ initiative

Waitrose & Partners is testing a series of concepts that could save thousands of tonnes of packaging and plastic. The supermarket chain has launched an ‘Unpacked’ initiative at its Botley Road store in Oxford which includes a dedicated ‘refill station’ where packaging has been removed from hundreds of products. The …

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