Tag Archives: Waitrose

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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Waitrose ‘unpacked’ test to launch in more shops

Waitrose & Partners is to extend its ‘Unpacked’ test in Oxford beyond the original end date of August 18 – and has committed to introducing elements of the concept into three more shops by the end of the year, after an overwhelmingly positive response. The supermarket chain transformed its Botley …

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Sales of eco cleaning products sparkle at Waitrose

Shoppers are setting their sights on greener whites, with sales of eco laundry products up 40% year-on-year at Waitrose & Partners. To reflect this trend, the retailer is expanding its eco laundry range with the launch of new products designed to ‘help reduce the environmental impact of our homes’. Waitrose …

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Waitrose shoppers fire up the barbecue

Total sales excluding fuel at Waitrose & Partners were down by 0.6% last week (to Saturday July 20) compared with the same week last year. The supermarket chain’s commercial director Rupert Thomas said: “Sales of pre-packed fish, pork and lamb increased this week as customers fired up their barbecues. “Bottles …

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Waitrose introduces multi-coloured recycled packaging

Waitrose & Partners is launching coloured packaging made from recycled plastic for its ready meals. The new trays, made predominantly from mixed coloured PET bottles and trays, means the packaging may be a different colour every time it is produced, depending on what is being recycled. From pink and red …

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Waitrose announces seven store closures

Supermarket chain Waitrose & Partners has exchanged contracts for the sale of four shops to other parties. The affected branches are: -Bromley in south-east London, which measures 14,812sq ft (this is the Waitrose shop located in Burnt Ash Lane – Waitrose will continue to trade from its Bromley shop in …

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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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